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    Thrift store score - beseler 45MXT

    Arrived at one of the local thrift store yesterday and walked over to the electronics area. Lo and behold sitting there was a Beseler 45MXT with four negative carriers, a paper safe, and a lens board with a 50mm lens. Sign says the motor works but sold as is.

    So I plunked down the $30.00 they were asking for it and moved it to home the basement.

    I'll post pics later when I start going over it to see what I have to do to get it going and place it next to my 23C.

    I have been getting skunked for weeks at the thrift stores, this makes up for it!

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    Congrats, that is an excellent enlarger.
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    Yee-haw!! Heck of a score.
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    You are doubly lucky. Most thrift stores will not take enlargers, and you were there to spot it.
    If the motor doesn't work, very unlikely, there is a possibility it is plugged into the wrong receptacle. At any rate, an electrical repair shop can get it going at very low cost.
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    that's nothing, i found a leitz focomat Ic with lens not too long ago $35 -- almost didn't buy it because i already have one, but remembered a friend whose 35mm enlarger was not of the same quality and grabbed it. He is now a most happy man.

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    Congrats! I've owned one for over 30 years and its still as the good as the day I bought it. You can do chin-ups on it.
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Wow, what a great find, congrats! Many times these kind of finds have the neg carriers, board(s_, and other need-to-have's-that-cost-sad-amounts - missing. Glad to hear it's all there! Look forward to hearing how it works out for you!
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    What a score! Congrats! I am truly envious.

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    B&H has this enlarger for sale for $1816.50, new. Chassis only.
    So you probably got an $898.50 head with it as well.
    All for 30 bucks!!

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ssis_Only.html


    You done good!

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    Pics or it didn't happen!
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