Thomas Duplex super safelight

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  1. DanSc

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    Thomas Duplex super safelight, complete, lights up to full brightness in a few minutes. Needs to to have foam seals around the doors removed and replaced as they are worn/degraded.

    $100 OBO + actual shipping costs, I have two of these units available.

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  2. Ken Nadvornick

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    Worth noting that at this time Freestyle still offers the full range of replacement filter sets and replacement low pressure sodium vapor tubes for this safelight. Good to know for the future if you are thinking about purchasing this unit today.

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    Dan, where are you located?
     
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    Does this have the filters with it? If so, what are they?
    Thank you
     
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    Yes, I've seen this before. But FWIW, I've also read speculation in other places that the Thomas replacement versions were cherry-picked from the standard line. Now just which qualities of the bulbs might show sufficient normal deviation that cherry-picking would become desirable, I do not know. Could be an urban myth. But that's what I've read in the past from more than one source.

    Agreed that they are very good safelights. When fog-tested with Kentmere Bromide in my darkroom (pre-flashed, combined yellow/red filters, vanes all the way open), the first sign of fog didn't appear until the 30 minute mark.

    Since that test I've reworked the filter pack by adding a carefully selected sharp-cutting Roscoe theatrical filter that serves to remove all of the additional unwanted secondary sodium emission lines that pose a danger, so now it's even more safe.

    These are good units.

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    Sorry for the slow response!

    Quick summary:
    I have one unit left, I am in the Seattle area, the remaining unit has 5 filters, one is cracked and the others need to have their gels replaced:

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