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I recently purchased a Salthill enlarger and need some info/help on it.

1: Where can I get an instruction manual? (Original or photocopy)

2: Where can I get negative carriers or... what type can be substituted?

3: Where can I find a lensboard (original or substitute) for it. The original is missing.

4: Where can I find any info about it?

I am basically looking for anything in regards to instructions, parts lists or numbers, current or past users who can provide advice, etc… I understand that the company has been out of business for some time.

The enlarger needs some TLC. There is some corrosion on the screws and rivets and the plastic for the focuser has been stripped so I will need to replace that in order to focus the lens. Thank you for any help that you can provide.

Please respond to:



-- Sean M. O'Neill (, May 20, 2002


Sean, this photographer uses a Salthill and may be able to provide answers to your questions. Also this page from B&H publication talks about Joseph Saltzer as a new empolyee, maybe you can contact him about where his inventory went when he went out of business. ""Also, B&H Photo-Video is proud to announce that Joseph Saltzer, founder and owner of SaltHill, the Westchester, New York-based company which made a variety of esoteric and excellent darkroom products including an innovative before-its-time fibre-optic enlarger has begun working in our retail store in the Photo Department. We are excited that Joseph has joined our organization and we're confident that he will be an asset for our customers. Visit him in our retail store at 420 Ninth Avenue anytime. Hope this helps. Ed

-- Ed O'Grady (, May 20, 2002.

I think you are quoting an old release. I believe Joe is no longer at the store.

-- Bob Salomon (, May 20, 2002.

Mr. Saltzer responded to some questions asked either here or in the large format news group within the last couple months. If you do a Google search on his name you should be able to get an e mail address from his messages.

-- Brian Ellis (, May 20, 2002.


Thank you for all the help. I "may" have a lead on Mr. Saltzer but only time will tell if the contact info is correct. If anyone else has any info on Salthill enlargers, spare parts, instructions, etc... I would greatly appreciate it.



-- Sean M. O'Neill (, May 21, 2002.

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