Ancient Drepy and what I thought was a Kodak Enlarger

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  1. ir0n_ma1den

    ir0n_ma1den TPF Noob!

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    Emptied out my grand parents basement and here is what I have to show.

    I have looked at other Drepy's similar to this one, but all the other ones i've seen did not have a silver lens.

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    Here is the enlarger that I thought was Kodak because he had Kodak manuals with it, but I don't see anything Kodak related branded onto it. Instead it has "Federal" branded across it.

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    It brings back memories.

    My dad introduced me to darkroom work over a half century ago. He had the condensor version of this same Federal enlarger (same metal base, post, bellows and negative carriers) and the same Speed-Ez-El easels. After graduating from helping dad print to printing myself, I used the enlarger until the mid-60's when I acquired my own, a Durst RS35.
     
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    ir0n_ma1den TPF Noob!

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    Well I'm glad I could help :)


    How much would the Drepy and the Enlarger go for?
     
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    The Drepy you have would get you about $50 to $75 max. Not sure about the enlarger.
     
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    Thanks, BTW the print that I scanned for my avatar (yes, thats really me about 56 years ago) was printed on my dad's Federal enlarger. It was taken with a 1947 Kodak Vigalant 620 roll film folder that was pretty much head-to-head competition to your Drepy.
     

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