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  1. Ian-Barber

    Ian-Barber Admin Staff Member Registered User

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    I always enjoy looking at behind the scenes images and especially videos. For those with a darkroom, why not give us a treat and give us an interactive guided tour with your phone :)
     
  2. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    While fitting out 4 years ago:

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    Now

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    Featured in AP

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    In use just but I still hadn't finished the ceiling and it's insulation.

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    The little enlarger is a very rare early Gnome 35mm enlarger I was given about 1968.

    Ceiling finished, the De Vere 5108 goes up into the roof apex

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  3. Ian-Barber

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    Looks impressive, what size would you say it is Ian
     
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    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    It was about 12"x13" before I lined it out, I guess I lost about 6". It's warm even when -10ºC or lower outside, stays about 8ºC with a heater but is easily warmed up as it's well insulated

    There's 5 or 6 enlargers, two scanners and inkjet printers, a PC with numerous external hard drives (I keep 3 or 34 back ups of all digital work - that;s digital originals as well as scans).

    Some enlargers will have to go soon, they aren't really needed, but I was given them for free :D

    Ian
     
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    Dry side:

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    "Wet" side:

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    I quote "wet" because there is no plumbing to that sink! ;) All liquids are carried in/out, as needed. The print washer lives in a garden tub in the master bath.
     
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    Ian, where did you get your 220V Gralab timer?

    Mike
     
  7. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    Mike, I don't have a Gralab timer, mine's a De Vere timer, I have a few others Philips, Rayco, Stag etc for the other enlargers.

    Do you mean Alan's timer over the wet bench ?

    Ian
     
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    Apologies Ian, it was indeed Alan's.

    In that case it'll be 110v .... i have heard that you can get 220v versions, but they are very rare.

    Mike
     
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    I have one that I got in a warehouse clearout or refurbishment in Drummond Street. Can't recall if it was then KJP or Calumet, both now gone. Didn't realise it was rare.
     
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    Hi David, Rare in as much as you don't see many 220v versions come up for sale.

    Regards,
    Mike
     
  11. Ian-Barber

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    Things are done on a shoe string over here in Doncaster ;)

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    I used to use a similar set up with Paterson and Jobo tanks for C41 (XP1/2) and E6 processing, quite a regular thing one or two times a week depending on how many bands I'd photographed.

    Never used any tempering for B&W though in 50+ years :D

    Ian
     

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