I have an Omega 5X7 E5 enlarger I no longer use or need. I have replaced it with a Durst 138. I would like to see the Omega go to a home and get used. I have checked to see if any local schools would be interested. There are none. I live in Jupiter, Florida and could not find any interested schools.
My question is: If I were to find someone not local, interested, can this enlarger be taken apart and shipped? If so, how difficult is it to disassemble? This is a complete enlarger with diffuser head and a Schneider Componon 180° lens. If I detach the post from the base board would it be hard for the recipient to re-align? I assume the head, glass negative carrier and lens would have to be packed carefully. I do have the manual but it does not give any info on disassembling.