Devere Enlarger Clone?

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  1. thefizz

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    I heard there is a company who make clones of Devere enlargers. Does anyone know who that is?
     
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    Odyssey Sales make De Vere enlargers, De Vere themselves ceased trading years ago.

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    Thanks Ian, odyssey does indeed ring a bell.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

    robin
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Ian