FREE 5x7 Beseler, Phoenixville PA 19460

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  1. PeteZ8

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    I got this a while back in a deal with some other darkroom stuff and I just don't have a use for it. It does work 100% but it could definitely use a refreshing on the power cords.

    As you can see there is some serious bellow extension available and they are in decent shape. Cold light head and power up/down. Base is in good shape (the black you see in the pics is some stuck on foam from an easel that was left there, comes right off).

    Includes a lens, not sure what it is but I'm sure it's some type of 150mm f/5.6 enlarger lens.

    Moving in a few weeks and if it doesn't go I'm kicking it to the curb. I hate to do that but I don't want to move this if I'm not going to use it. I'd much rather see someone else get some use out of it though. If it's not gone in a couple weeks I will consider moving some parts if anyone needs anything (cold light, motor, etc) for the price of shipping.

    If you want the whole thing, pickup only please!!! Not even going to try and ship this thing.

    Email or PM, I travel all day for work but get Email on my phone which I can usually get to quickly unless I am driving.

    Pete

    Edit: Includes 4x5 neg carrier too, glass type and hinged. Looks brand new.
    Edit: As pointed out by someone else, this is 5x7 not 4x5.
     

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    I think that's a 5x7 enlarger. Looks too big for a 4x5, and the lamp number is 57mb, which seems to say 5x7. I'm in north jersey - can't get there this week but if nobody grabs it in the next couple of weeks...

    Dan
     
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    It could very well be, in which case it's an even better deal! :wink: The guy I got it from was using it for 4x5. I have some Omega's and never used this one.

    Where in north NJ? I will be traveling quite a bit and may be able to just drop it somewhere. PM or Email if you don't want to put your city publicly on the forum.
     
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    Checked around, yes, this is a 5x7 enlarger. Don't think I have a 5x7 neg carrier though. Have to check.
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Replied.
     
  7. Sirius Glass

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    You go schristoper! Good on you! I am glad someone spoke up for it. :smile:

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    Good deal
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    I have one of these and it is a 5x7 enlarger. The head was made by Aristo. I had Aristo put in a new bulb back when I first got it and they also installed a heater to help keep the lamp at a consistent light level.
    I made a 5x7 negative carrier out of a piece of picture frame glass and matboard. It works quite well. The only real caveat with this enlarger is changing filters (just above the lens), which makes split filter printing an ordeal.
    Whoever ends up with this is getting a real workhorse of an enlarger.
     
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    PM sent if not too late.
     
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    Which child gets it in their bedroom? :wink:

    Steve
     
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    Ethan. I want it.
     
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    Glad somebody is picking it up. I'm close to Phoenixville, but that sucker is almost bigger than my darkroom!

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    The big enlarger just went bye-bye with Christopher :smile:

    Nice meeting you dude hope you enjoy it!

    Pete
     
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    Congrats Chris... you got a fine enlarger.
     
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    It is a Beseler 57MB. Very fine specimen. Thank you so very much, Pete. We will have to meet somewhere and shoot.

    Wow! This is a huge honkin' enlarger for the huge honkin negs my huge honkin camera makes. This thing is the size of my chair at home. I can't wait to play.
     
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    Chris, this makes you an extremist--how will you fit it into your teensy bathroom/DR? Your old Lucky will have bellows envy, not to mention you will be overwhelmed when you first use it.:tongue:
     
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    Nice new enlarger!
    I have had good results using a yellow filter in addition to the multigrade filters with an older cold light head.
    You will probably need a 210mm lens, they show up on e-bay frequently.
     
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    Now you will see what it takes to feed it! Enjoy!

    Steve