Blue vrs. black Beseler 23C II

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by C A Sugg, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. C A Sugg

    C A Sugg Member

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    Are the parts interchangable? I have a blue model with a slightly askew column. (probably worn plus when the counterbalance had been released earlier for storage, the coils sprung out of the tube.) A black column I picked up at a junk store appears to be in much better shape. Can I simply remount the "projector assembly" (for lack of a better word) on the better column? If so, which way would be better, via the two bolts on the pivot or by pulling the retaining clips on the shaft?
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    Charles Sugg
     
  2. ann

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    yes, it is the same enlarger. The blue version was produced as an anniversary special many years ago.