Thanks Steve, very interesting and I assume that your conversion still works well! Do you have a timer or controller attached to your rig? At the moment, mine just has a plain plug on the lamp wire with no other control. Also, have you used filters in the condenser head or below the enlarging lens?
Thanks for posting the picture, looks like a good enlarger. You can put the contrast filters in either place with no ill effects. You plug the lamp cord in to a timer. The condenser head probably works as I indicated above, but can you show a close-up of the plate on the front of the enlarge, it looks like the instructions for the condenser adjustment. Did you get a lens and negative carriers? If the lamp is blown try a PH/212, you can get those for less than $5.