A gorgeously designed and crafted vintage Swiss Bolex Paillard tripod is the hardwood and satin-finished aluminum version and 45-55 years old. In use, it is approx 56 maximum height, very strong, weighs 7.5 lbs. And has the standard 1/4 20 thread mount. The small inset bubble level is fine.
This tripod functions well in all respects, no cracks, splits or weakness anywhere. The condition is as shown in photos. The metal shows minimal amounts of surface wear, scuffs or scratches. The beautifully grained hardwood legs with original finish show moderate surface scratches or scrapes of that wood's finish.
I took photos of all 3 legs to give an idea, and pointed to the largest such scratch, or scrape, in one pic. All the others are smaller but numerous. Both the metal and wood are original and unrestored, the wood could be left vintage, easily touched up or even refinished to new. I would consider the wood to be Very Good+ condition, and the metal parts Very Fine, so Fine+ overall, but judge for yourself. The item "VINTAGE SWISS BOLEX PAILLARD MOVIE CAMERA / VIDEO WOOD ALUMINUM TRIPOD FINE+" is in sale since Saturday, April 18, 2020.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "thelostkeyantiques" and is located in Brewerton, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.