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Todd Shea
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From: Ottawa, Canada
Registered: Jan 2017


 - posted January 22, 2017 01:31 PM      Profile for Todd Shea   Email Todd Shea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi - I just acquired a Bell and Howell 253 RV - works fine but is missing the projection lens. I see a few 253AX lenses on Ebay - I was wondering if anyone could confirm that the AX lens would work on the RV ?

Thanks very much.
Todd.

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Barry Fritz
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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
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 - posted January 22, 2017 02:07 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't say for certain but generally same model numbers will use same diameter lenses. The letters after the model number usually indicate different options. So, a lens from a 253 will work on another 253, despite them having different letters after the 253.

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Barry Fritz
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 - posted January 22, 2017 04:05 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't say for certain but generally same model numbers will use same diameter lenses. The letters after the model number usually indicate different options. So, a lens from a 253 will work on another 253, despite them having different letters after the 253.

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Todd Shea
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 - posted January 23, 2017 09:10 AM      Profile for Todd Shea   Email Todd Shea   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Barry - I will give it a try.

Todd.

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Douglas Warren
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From: West Chester, OH, USA
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 - posted January 24, 2017 08:23 AM      Profile for Douglas Warren   Email Douglas Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Todd: The 253 RV has a speed control which (to the best of my knowledge) the 253 AX does not. Simple.solid and well-made machines by Bell and Howell. If you ever have any issues with the nylon screws that hold the spindles on,here's a link to a seller that sells metal replacements:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112092776448?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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