Mitchell FC Friction Head restoration

Mitchell FC Friction Head Restoration

A pan/tilt head for our John Wayne Grandeur camera! My friend Michael Geiger came across this partial original Mitchell FC friction head and was nice enough to sell it to me. It arrived missing the top plate, tie-down screw, castle nut, handle attachment plate, and the telescopic handle. But, it has an original Mitchell FC badge, serial number 1360, making it the perfect addition to our Mitchell FC camera. Here you see it as it arrived, along with a reproduction top plate that Mark Wheeler CNCed for me. I pulled enough spare parts for a castle nut and the handle attachment plate. I still need to remake the tie-down assembly and find a telescopic pan handle, then disassemble, clean, repair, and paint. We will show it under the FC camera when it is finished.