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    Filmentwicklungsgerat B. A WHAT???

    I recently acquired this item and I think I know that it is a developing system for 80mm film. I has several discs of various sizes, tanks of various sizes, film loader of some kind, and a full instruction book and illustration book (both in German) all packed away neatly in a fitted wood box with an APO return address and overpainted OD green. All the parts are a brown bakelite type material. It appears to be complete except for the thermometer (I recognized that word) and the supply of cloth rags. Anybody know what the heck it really is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy
    I recently acquired this item and I think I know that it is a developing system for 80mm film. I has several discs of various sizes, tanks of various sizes, film loader of some kind, and a full instruction book and illustration book (both in German) all packed away neatly in a fitted wood box with an APO return address and overpainted OD green. All the parts are a brown bakelite type material. It appears to be complete except for the thermometer (I recognized that word) and the supply of cloth rags. Anybody know what the heck it really is?

    Film processing device is all it means...

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    It means "Driving Pleasure"

    Wait, No, that's fahrvergnugen
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    It means we're going to see the Dead and we're all going to trip.

    No, that would be fuhckingroovin.

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    It's a film developing apparatus. I've never seen this thing, and it's a bit difficult to read the manual in the pictures, so that's about all I can say from the information given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    that's fahrvergnugen
    No, that's fourfignewtons
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    looks like a primitive patterson tank with interchangeable spiral discs
    maybe you can scan a couple of pages of the manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy
    all packed away neatly in a fitted wood box with an APO return address and overpainted OD green. Anybody know what the heck it really is?
    Hmmm, judging from its looks, that can easily be a Luftwaffe kit to develop your Agfa films straight in the air... over London, maybe? At least the colour and shape of the box are suggestive about it. Don't know exactly why, but the foirst thing that came to my mind is a picture of a guy with Linhof making an air reconaissance The German equipment of those years does always sound like an echo of war. I am sure your 80mm would come out fine from it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy
    I recently acquired this item and I think I know that it is a developing system for 80mm film. I has several discs of various sizes, tanks of various sizes, film loader of some kind, and a full instruction book and illustration book (both in German) all packed away neatly in a fitted wood box with an APO return address and overpainted OD green. All the parts are a brown bakelite type material. It appears to be complete except for the thermometer (I recognized that word) and the supply of cloth rags. Anybody know what the heck it really is?
    If you scan in the manual we can translate the basics for you - our german is quite reliable - and afterwards you will have the *Vergnügen* to know what this is all about. BTW: is it in gothic letters or roman script? Tells something about the age of this set.

    Cheers, Norm

    Try these word for tongue-breakers:

    automatikus elöhívótank-mozgato berendezés (automatic film agitator)

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    nagyméretü kihuzatos fényképezögép (view camera)

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    So Norm, who is this "we"? I know you've mentioned that there are two of you in there sharing one username. Do you both post in the same voice? Do you have two names, or are you both named "Norm" ("Norma" and "Norman," "Norma" and "Norma," "Norman" and "Norman"?), or is "Norm" some kind of normalized compound name?
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