kodak pony 135 model c shutter disassembly. couple of notes: 1) underneath the screws that hold in the name plate ring, there are two plastic washers – one for each screw – so be careful when you remove the name plate 2) the depth of field scale is covering up the shutter speed selector in this photo.
this pony had a sticky shutter. if you’ve taken apart a pony or signet 35 before, this is typically a pretty straight forward repair. if you haven’t, just take pictures and notes as you go.
go piece by piece until you get to the shutter itself and then make sure you clean and lube the the star gear. i suggest lighter fluid to clean it and liquid graphite to lubricate it, as both are cheap, readily available, and work great.
i also went through the shutter and cleaned out any dried up lubricant with lighter fluid and a q-tip.
from there, just put everything back together the way you took it apart. i had to clean off and re-lubricate the shutter speed selector with white lithium grease and the focusing gear (middle row, far left side) with a helical grease. and the lens was cleaned up with some lighter fluid.
shutter works great, i’ll double check the focus in the morning, and then run a roll of film through it to make sure everything works okay.
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