Payoff sentence first: I have an enlarger, print washer, and paper safe going begging, all free to a good home. One caveat: ya gotta come pick 'em up. I can't ship.
The enlarger is this one. The gem, however, is the print washer—a forever-ever-after unobtainable SaltHill 11x14inch model, the best print washer of its day, built to last, working and undamaged. The Rolls-Royce of archival washers. Very expensive when new.
Please email me if you're interested. (My email address can be found in the right-hand sidebar.)
[UPDATE: Looks like all three items are now spoken for. —MJ]
About "Prime Day" yesterday (and various cavils about same registered here), Dan wrote, "What a bunch of grumps! Amazon seems like one of the wonders of the modern world to me...."
But I have to say I, too, didn't see a lot that enticed me much. Maybe because, with a move coming up soon, I'm in a throw-away/give-away/sell-for-cheap mood, rather than a deal-seeking acquisitory mood.
I'm a bit appalled what a bad shopper I look like when I survey my possessions. It's not the case, really; it's just that I keep things too long. I have things that I bought at specific times for specific situations, and they're still hanging around, even though the situation I wanted them for has changed. So for instance I have a nice pair of speakers I bought for my old office. They worked fine in my old office. They're not set up now; there will be no place for them in the new house. What to do with them? I can't get rid of them easily because it will take some cagey selling just to get one-third as much money out of them as I've got into them...and I've got a lot into them. Seemed easier to keep them...until now, when I have to move them. (They weigh about 80 lbs. each and are unwieldy.)
All the rest of my darkroom equipment is going to be offered in one lump, all together—no bits 'n' pieces partings-out. I'm sorry but I haven't got time!
But for that, I'll list everything and post pictures. Stay tuned, and please pass the word if you know darkroom people. If somebody could post a link to this on APUG and the LFF, I'd be grateful.
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Mark McCormick-Goodhart: "I dunno, I steadfastly hang on to key darkroom items, including two Durst 5x7 laborators, an old Salzmann, and the Chromega Enlarger my father bought me when I started to work in color while I was still a sophomore in high school. I know. It makes no logical or practical sense whatsoever to hold onto this stuff, especially given that I'm printing every thing these days by inkjet with incredible precision and I can envision a day in the not too distant future when I quit printing altogether, go over to the dark side, and just put up a whole bunch of high-rez flat panel displays all over my house. Realistically speaking, I know that I will more than likely never set up a working darkroom ever again. However, this equipment taps a vast psychological need in me to stay connected to my early roots in photography. When I let it go, I will give up photography altogether."