Merz processing equipment

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  1. bowzart

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    I have a bunch of it that I need to unload. If you know about this stuff, it takes up a LOT of room, but it's a really wonderful system. It processes everything up to 20x24. The S2 box needs work. I have a huge load of tubes of just about every description. I also have a tabletop model processor.

    I did every kind of film, color prints, etc. in it. It was the heart of my lab.

    I'm trying to figure out what to do with it, and wondering whether anyone could be interested enough to discuss it.

    It is located at present in storage in Seattle. I am in Anacortes, some 75 miles or so north. I would much rather not ship, but that could be done if necessary. I could possibly deliver it in the region, if compensated for expenses.

    This really needs to go to someone who knows what it is and would be able to use it to its full potential.
     
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    Can you tell me a bit more on the tabletop?
     
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    I don't have it in front of me, so this is from memory and it's been close to 20 years.

    I'd say it is three feet or so long, by maybe a bit more than a foot wide and something like that high. There is an enclosed light-tight cabinet, tempered, with a lid on top, where the tube goes in. On the end is a tempered water jacket with room for 6 graduates, which are made to fit. Where the S2's whole cabinet rocks, providing fore/aft agitation as the tubes rotate inside, the tabletop does this by means of eccentric wheels that drive the tube (sketchy in my memory).
     
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    Do you know what you'd want for it?
     
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    Are you familiar with this thing? You would need a cover tube, tubes for each print size, and inserts for the cover tube corresponding to each size of film. I wouldn't want to let it go without the tubes. You need to know that it takes up a lot of space, not just the relatively compact tabletop. Let's be sure that you know what you are getting into.

    I should perhaps add that I don't want very much, but it's hard to quote a price without an understanding of what it is going to include. The main thing for me would be the hope that it could go where someone will actually use it. All I need, money wise, is what it will cost me to get it out of storage. That will not even amount to much over $100. If someone were to want the S2 unit as well, that's free.
     
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