OK what does not make sense is the location is San Diego, but the phone number is Hawaii.
That must be a cell phone retaining the Hawaii phone number.
From looking at the pix, I think you have a pretty good deal.
Blowing up the pix you have a Bessler 50/3.5 and 75/5.6 lenses. So it looks like the enlarger is setup for 35mm and 6x6.
To do 6x9, you will need to get
- a 105mm lens
- another lens board for the 105, or if you will not do 35mm, just use the lens board for the 50mm lens.
- a 6x9 negative carrier
I do not know the quality of the Bessler lenses. It all depends on who made them and what model level. You won't know that until you open the lens box and look at the lenses. Caution, the German lenses have very similar sounding model names, which confused the heck out of me, example the Schnieder Componar, Comparon, and Componon. It took me years to get it straight. I would plan on upgrading the 75mm lens at some point. 75/80mm lenses are not very expensive, you can find good ones for less than $50.
As for testing, it will be difficult to do in the disassembled state that it is in. You may have to buy it on faith that it works. Otherwise you have to assemble the enlarger to get it into a position that you can test the head. Then you have to disassemble it to move it.
If he has the manual, get it. I have a PDF of the manual for the basic 23C, but not the color head. Instructions for the color head is important. You should be able to find it online. But if he has it, so much the better.
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