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Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by thefizz, Nov 7, 2013.
I heard there is a company who make clones of Devere enlargers. Does anyone know who that is?
Odyssey Sales make De Vere enlargers, De Vere themselves ceased trading years ago.
Thanks Ian, odyssey does indeed ring a bell.
I thought that Odyssey refurbished existing enlarger-chassis, print processors etc? I suppose that means that they either have the last of the spares, or are making more parts.
Advena was the company set up by 2 ex Devere guys
they made the Gem 504 enlarger and a full line up of other darkroom equipment
Peter, I bought mine, a refurbished DeVere 504, from Odyssey. They used to work for DeVere, and, I understand, they did a buy out. The machines are genuine, not clones, I'd say, in any way.
Over a decade ago, however, there was a clone of DeVere around. As rbrigham mentioned, it was called GEM. I used to own one. It was good but not as rock solid and not as well thought through as DeVere, but lighter.
Odyssey make brand new De Vere enlargers but the cost of the castings etc means it's far better value to get a re-furbished model.