In 1940, Morris Germain, ARPS, Published a little book titled: Darkroom Handbook and Formulary. On page 86 under "Other Finegrain Formulas" is the following:
"The following is the author's own finegrain formula. Many of his friends and former students are using it with consistently good results."
Distilled water (125 deg. F) 665 ml
Metol 7.0 grams
Sodium Sulfite, anhydrous 70.0 grams
Paraphenylene Diamine (base) 7.0 grams
Glycin 7.0 grams
Distilled water, cold, to make 1000 ml
"Use without dilution at 65 deg. F. Developing times: Slow film 10 minutes, fast film 15 minutes. Developing time can be changed to meet individual requirements. For replenisher, use the same formula. Enlargements of 15 to 25 diameters, dependent on the film speed, can be made without showing grain. Its keeping qualities are practically inexhaustible."