Darkroom equipment

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  1. Ian Grant

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    If anyone in the UK, particularly the West Midlands, is wanting to set up a darkroom get in touch.

    I have at least 3 enlargers (2 35mm one 35mm/6x6), spare dev tanks, trays, safe-lights etc, pretty much everything you'd need. They will be listed in the classified in a week or two.

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    Hi Ian

    I've been messing about for a few weeks getting a darkroom in place. Last week I trecked over to Chorley to collect a B&W Ilfospeed Enlarger only to find the screwthread was not suitable for the lens I bought from RJ. And just this evening I bought some smallish (10x8) trays, 2 dev tanks, a thermometer and two darkroom safelights off e-Bay - I collect tomorrow.

    Are you selling bits seperately or the whole thing as a job lot? I am interested to hear about your enlargers. What make and models are they? PM me if you'd prefer.

    I live in Derby

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    Just acquired yet another enlarger, Meopta Axomat 5 (35mm B&W), free to anyone who wants to come & collect.

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    Where abouts in the west mids, and would you be ok waiting until tues, as thats the next time I can drive down to collect.
     
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    No problem, PM sent. BTW the enlarger was rescued from the local tip :D It was just sat as if ready for use !!!

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    Do you spend your weekends bin diving? :D
     
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    I was throwing out what remained of my worn out Durst M601, I'd stripped it to repaint, and 8 years later . . . . . :D

    3 years ago a BMW estate pulled up alongside me, in the back an enlarger, after he put his garden rubbish in the skip I asked what he was doing with the enlarger . . . . . so I had it with the band new 50mm Componon S lens. Amazing what goes for landfill with no attempt to sell first.

    The I rescued the Meopta yesterday specifically to give away here, knowing that if no-one wanted it I could give it to the college I used to work at instead.

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    Oh I thought maybe it was an archaeological thing as so many good finds are made in ancient tips. :wink: Nothing changes...
     
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    No the archaeological things are going in the classifieds later this week.

    Paterson tanks - original series, second series - Major II's, various sizes, early Photax, Nebro etc . . . . . Plus I have some vintage paper and developer as well. Will be very nostalgic for a select few :D

    Not sure yet what to do with the exceedingly rare 1946 Gnome enlarger, lamp housing looks more like a motor bike piston cylinder with all it's cooling fins painted red & black. I bought it new !!!!!

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