This is a small metal box with interior lights and a hinged top that was used to expose negatives on photographic printing paper. It was originally part of a home darkroom kit, offered by Ansco, a Binghamton, New York photo and film company in the 1950's. In that day large format cameras were popular, and with a relatively simple and inexpensive set of trays and the proper chemicals, the amateur photographer could develop and print contact negatives the same size as the film. It would still be totally functional for film negatives up to the 4x5 format. No enlarger was necessary.
This piece of equipment would be ideal for making contact prints from old glass plate negatives. Developing trays, chemicals, and other parts of the kit are no longer with the printer box but are inexpensive. The box is in good condition. Both of the interior lights are still functional, as is the switch to activate the exposure lamp. Instructions for use are included.
Price: $20, pick up in Oscoda or will ship at cost.
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