FR Sheet Film Developing Tank

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  1. mgb74

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    FR sheet film developing tank in good condition. Adjusts for sheets up to 4x5. Retainer included but no loading guide. $12 plus actual shipping.

    Folks, this is a fantastic deal :smile:. Compare to this auction listing (http://cgi.ebay.com/FR-Adjustible-3...ultDomain_0&hash=item4cf4004d4d#ht_5791wt_905) where it is only $329.95! What goes on in people's minds?

    Anyway, shipping weight is 3lb and it ships from 55401 (US). Sorry for the lousy cell phone picture.
     

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    Suitably hacked, these also make great 4x5 film washers. But for $330 I'd be afraid to put water - or developer, or anything else - into it! However since mine in the above link was free, I happily attacked it with my drill press.

    Did you notice the seller in the link was definitely NOT a clueless individual? Hmm... That certainly leaves a bad taste.

    Ken
     
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    Too much for a hunk of plastic.
     
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    what do you mean by loading guide and retainer ?
    i have 2 of these tanks and i use them all the time
    they are great ... usually there are the adjustable sides
    where you slide the film, and a top part, and a angled piece
    to keep the film down.

    is your tank complete ?
    sorry for not knowing the actual terms for the parts.
    john
     
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    The retainer is the angled piece to keep the film down. It's in the second picture. What's missing is a film guide that slides along the top when you're loading film. It's supposed to help keep the film in the correct "notch" on both sides as you load the film. It's often missing as it's not necessary for the operation of the tank. The tank works just fine without it.
     
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    thanks for explaining that to me.

    these tanks are great for stand processing !
    good luck with your sale!
    john
     
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    yes it does, that seller (the ebay one) should be REALLY ashamed their self.

    The FR tanks are a handy way for a beginner to get started in LF on a tight budget.
    I used one for about 4 years and still keep it on hand for the rare occasion that I shoot 9x12.
    $12 is a fair price. Good Luck with your sale
     
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    I finally found my copy of the instructions for these tanks from Fink Roselieve Co., Inc. I made a 300 dpi scan and could try to send it to you if you are still interested.

    :smile:
     
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    Sold (on another venue).
     
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