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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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A trip back in time....... Sold in the U.K. in the 80's and I've got one. Anybody know how to get it serviced? A great bit of kit, but after 30 years needs a bit of a TLC. Love to get it back up to spec.
Far too good to become a doorstop......
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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Hi Godfrey,

I had one of these heads and bought it new from ICE Films, the Aaton agent in London. You could try them
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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Hi David - that was quick! ICE went bust but was bought up by somebody who'se name escapes me - but I could find out. They were only the agents in the UK, so I think a bloke in Mannheim is the sort of fellow I need.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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Sad to hear ICE went out of business. I would think however that someone that services Sachtler may be able to help.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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Hi David - I think Oskar had some connection with Sachtler, not sure how. His son ran the business for a while but no trace of him today, as far as I know. Will give ICE a ring - will get some teenager with a memory that goes back six months..........

P.S. Love those Digi Aatons - wish I could afford one......
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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Hi David - spoke with Peter Bryant at ICE - he goes back to the original company, you would have dealt with him when you bought yours. He told me they packed up selling them in the mid nineties and had no idea what became of them. He did say that he would ask around to see if someone could take on a service - but, as he pointed out, should it need spare parts there is no source available.
Might try an e-mail to Sachtler to see if they can help...... A long shot I know.

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