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One of these came in my door today, together with a lot of other LF stuff. Problem is, I don't know if I have all the parts, or what I need, and how I'm supposed to use it...
It's a black (bakelite?) tank, about 7" x 2" x 5", with a lid on. The lid has a filling hole, and on the othere side there's a "development calculator" sort of thing.
Removing the lid, there's a light trap, a container with two (I presume) film holder inserts in, and a separate continuation of the filling hole.
The inserts fit into any of 7 slots inside tank, and have one side with 6 straight slots, and one with 6 "S"-shaped ones. A sheet of 5x4" film fits nicely into these slots at max. distance, but not quite tightly enouhg that I would trust it to stay in plae with chemicals sloshing about in there.
Speaking of sloshing, I tried filling the whole thing with water and turning it upside down to see how much would spill out. A lot did, even when just tilting it gently, so I don't quite see how it could keep enough chemicals inside to get a reasonably even development?
Any suggestions welcome...
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