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    Perhaps it does have some installed and I do not realize it. It's a very gently used Beseler 67. Not the greatest machine, but it fits in my bathroom.

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    The filter would look like a very thick (several millimetres) piece of special glass, which is designed to absorb infra-red heat (ie. the radiant heat from the bulb which would otherwise be expected to pass through the optical system of the enlarger) and could well be between the condenser assembly and the negative stage. You could look to see if there is an empty bracket which looks as though it should have something in it, at this area of the enlarger.

    A heat-filter is possibly one of those parts which may only be fitted to models above the lowest one (if the manufacturer made a low-price starter model for example), though every enlarger I have ever examined has had one. A glass neg carrier is also pretty important in maintaining the negative in one plane, as is a built-in way to zero the optical system alignment for the condensers, neg carrier and focus stage.

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    Two simplesolutions:
    1. Heat absorbing glass
    2. Use the red filter under the lens to block the iight while you put the paper in the easel. Note that some papers may be sensitive to this color, particularly if hte filter is old and beginning to fade.
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    Here is the heat absorbing glass for your enlarger: http://store.khbphotografix.com/Heat...Enlargers.html

    I used a 67C for decades - mine was purchased new in the mid to late 1970s. They are very serviceable enlargers. Mine is in storage now, as I'm using an Omega D6 with an Ilford Multigrade head as my enlarger, but if I had the room my Beseler 67C would be set up with it, albeit with a colour head swapped for the condensor head.

    The only major downfall, IMHO, of the 67C is that there are no glass carriers available for it.
    Matt

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