Chicago Darkroom Equip. Beseler 45MX, Thomas Duplex Safelight, Lenses, Print Washer.

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  1. brent8927

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    Hi,

    I'm in the unfortunate position of being a student with no income other than loans and who is getting married (but that part isn't unfortunate!). I need to raise a bit of money and am sadly parting with most of my enlarging equipment. Even though I need to raise funds, I'd really like my equipment to go to people who will take care of them (I’m sure fellow APUGers understand the bond a photographer makes with their equipment...), and would prefer to sell for less to an APUGer than for more to someone from craigslist or that famous auction site. 5% of the proceeds to APUG.

    I will consider any reasonable offer--but I am trying to sell these for less than they would on that auction site, so please be nice and not try to lowball me :smile: And if it looks like I didn’t try enough in setting my price--let me know!

    Here is what I have:

    Beseler 45MX Enlarger- $150
    -includes (blue) voltmeter (I've used gaffer's tape to hold it above the motor unit--it is not actually integrated to the frame)
    -works perfectly
    -I believe the bellows are updated--I used a lot of these in undergrad and the bellows on this unit are thicker and more "fabricy." They're much nicer and seem like they'll last forever. No leaks. I bought the enlarger like this from someone who obtained it from a news agency.
    -Overall in very nice condition, but it shows some signs of use . Has always been respected.
    -I flipped the baseboard over, so what you see in the photograph is the nicer side. The previous owner had installed some kind of handle to each side of the board, which was willed with some kind of epoxy/glue. This is that the little brown dots that you see midway along the right and left edges of the board are.
    -Comes with a working bulb as well as three replacement enlarger bulbs (they have no writing at the tip of the bulb--writing is on the neck)
    -Two lens boards w/ retaining ring
    -35mm and 6x6 negative holders
    -For pick-up only!!

    Extra condenser lens unit (Free with enlarger, or $20 separately)
    Purchased new-old stock. I bought it as a back up in case any of the lenses ever got damaged.

    Beseler Audible Repeating Timer- $20
    -I love this thing. It works perfect, and looks like it's almost new.

    Focussing Scopes
    -Bestwell Microsight Grain focuser. In good condition. $15
    -Bestwell Magnasight Focuser Looks almost new. $15

    Ilford Muligrade Filter (free with enlarger or $10 separately)
    -Corners cut to fit the enlarger. Is missing either the #2 or 2.5 filter. In good shape.

    El-Nikkor 80mm 1:5.6. $40
    -Looks wonderful. Has a tiny spot in the coating--never been a problem

    El-Nikkor 135mm 1:5.6. $50
    -Looks almost new. Perfect glass.

    Schneider-Kreuznach Componon-S 2.8/50. $30
    -Perfect glass, lens looks like new, except for a “50” that someone wrote with a fine-point sharpie on the “moon” figure on the barrel. Comes with lens cap.

    Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon N 1:4 f=80mm. $50
    -My pride and joy. Looks almost new, perfect glass illuminated f-stops--what’s not to love? Comes with cap.

    Thomas Duplex Safelight $80
    -Bought pretty much new from a lady who hardly used it. Still looks that way except for the minor (and normal) wrinkling in the filters. Is very clean. Seals/foam are not deteriorated at all--this seems to be one of the latest models. I have the original instruction manual. The chains you see in the photographs are new--purchased from Home Depot, and are, of course, included with the light.
    -Works perfectly, and I’d be willing to bet the bulb still has at least 9/10 of it’s life left. I’ve only put about 30 hours of use on this thing.
    -Pick-up only for now, but I may be willing to ship if it doesn’t sell.

    Print Washer (I have no idea what this is worth--make me an offer)
    -I don’t know too much about this. I don’t have the hoses for it. It has a crack on the bottom, but this crack does not penetrate the entire thickness and the tank can be filled to the max without any leaking.
    -Fits 8x10 prints. I don’t know who made this.

    Saunders 11x14 Adjustable Blade Easel $35
    -looks great!
    -Prefer pick-up--but I can try to ship it.

    Everything together adds up to $515, but if you can pick up and want to take it all I’ll part with it for $400.

    I have quite a bit of free (and expired) paper. Mostly 8x10 Ilford. Some warm-tone, some RC, some Fiber, and a big box of normal-tone.

    I also have two darkroom fans as well as a light-tight darkroom vent. For pick up only. One is the Black-out variable speed exhaust fan (re-wired to reverse airflow and blow instead of suck), and a Doran fan (about 8x8 inches, and has a matching vent). E-mail me for photographs/prices. I will only sell once of these--I still want to develop film and have some ventilation!
     

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    PM on the Rodenstock lens.
     
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    PM sent re. Nikon 135mm
    Thanks GP
     
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    PM sent on the focusssssssers:D
     
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    Sold or in the process of being sold:

    80mm Rodenstock
    80mm Nikkor
    135mm Nikkor
    Both focusing scopes
    Condenser lens unit
    Safelight
     
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    The print washer looks like a Patterson brand.
     
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    Sent you a pm, but not sure if it went through. Let me know.

    Thanks.
     
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    Timer and 50mm lens sold.
     
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    Easel sold. The condenser and safelight sales are pending, leaving just the enlarger, filters, and print washer. The enlarger is $150, and I guess I'll set the print washer at $30.
     
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    Lowering the price of the enlarger to $100, and $20 for the print washer.

    I don't care much about the washer, but I'd really like the enlarger to go to a good home :smile: Please???
     
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    Have you sold the safelight yet? If not, does it come with light bulbs and filters?
     
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    Unfortunately the safelight is sold. All that is still available is the enlarger, and possibly the print washer.
     
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    Enlarger sold, as well as all my accessories. The print washer is the only thing left and is scheduled to be sold tomorrow afternoon.
     
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    Congratulations on your wedding Brent, and best of luck to you in it.
     
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    let me know if the washer doesn't get sold, I'd be interested