I got it for $216 + postage of $60 which I think is not bad (I've been scanning Ebay for a few months and have a good idea of prices).
It's in good condition and has a normal bellows.
I already have 2 lenses, 210mm and 90mm.
I also picked up a Kodak Ektar 7.5 inch lens locally at an antique dealer here in Brisbane - also advertised on Ebay.
It looks really old but is fully working and the lens is reasonably clear.
Before I bought it I did a bit of research and it was made in 1948 so it's 2 years older than me!
I want to do some landscape work using 4x5.
I've been a photographer since I was 16years old - but only 35mm.
I really like the idea of getting back to basics (all mechanical) and learning how the old photographers worked thier magic.
Back to my question: I guess I'll have to go with the adaptor.
The pictures you want tomorrow, you have to take today". - Anonymous - Kodak advertisement