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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Thanks much, Rick. Last year, I asked the Curator (Shea) if we could crack open some long-painted-shut drawers by the darkroom door. He went down with me and opened the drawers. The bottom drawer was...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Interesting, Bob...
    Thanks for sharing...
    Mike
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    A quick note about a 1940's darkroom, compared to the later 35mm era:
    The more I got into the darkroom project, the more I began to see how the "boom" of 35mm film in the last decades of the film...
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    US Navy Over-Sink Drying Rack

    I made the post about the old US Navy darkroom under "Darkroom Equipment".
    The Navy training film, "Printing the Positive" (Youtube) shows an over-the-sink drying rack that hangs over a dark room...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    There is a good film on YouTube called "Printing the Positive". It shows your Fairchild printer in use. It uses GE AR-1 argon gas " glow bulbs". Let us know how it goes!
    BTW...they used silver...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Well, typing on my phone, I just lost a long reply!
    I posted the darkroom info two years ago, while working up in Michigan.
    You are right, not quite a working darkroom, but getting close. Although...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    I missed this thread from almost 2 years ago.

    I have been on the USS Alabama a half-dozen times at least, and walked through the park almost every trip just to see the planes. I drive through...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Interesting, Randy...I believe I saw where our guys actually raced aboard the sinking sub and closed the sea-cocks...which the Germans had opened to scuttle her. Brave act!
    Someone should do a...
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    Re: Syncro Compur X sync problem

    I have had several Synchro Compur shutters...you're not doing anything wrong. It should fire the same way on X or M sync.
    I hate to say it, but it probably needs service. Mr. Hama in Atlanta has...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    I stopped by LeClaire, Iowa just before i went home for Christmas from Michigan...I went to the "American Pickers'" shop and left word thinking they might know someone with some of the photo items we...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Alan, I wish I knew what your father knew! That is the one problem. I would love to get the story from a veteran. Mike
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Pat...The curator and staff are doing a great job! With his small group and some volunteers, they are in a constant restoration process! Stop and see the battle bridge, navigation bridge, and chart...
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    Re: Incoming! Another big enlarger!

    Christopher...
    When I was in school at Auburn long ago, my department moved into a new building. There was a darkroom already there with a feature I thought was cool...you could walk in and out of a...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    I like your quote, Jim...Jim & Betty Elliot are both the picture of devotion to Christ.
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    Robert...
    Birmingham is home to me. Sloss Furnaces are a good B&W environment! Carlile's Barbecue near there is a good PORK environment, BTW!
    West of town on I-20/59 is the Bucksville exit. If you...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    The curator and staff are doing a GREAT job! Last year the "battle bridge" and "navigation bridge" had a grand opening. Five years ago, exposed to the elements, it looked like rust and a poor...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Could be, Jac. A friend of mine's father was a Navy photographer during the war. He told her, leaning over the opening in the bottom of the plane, "There was a leather strap, but it was too...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    I'm new here, Bernice...was looking for a button to post pictures! I'll look again... Mike :-)
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Kent...you may know, the USS Alabama is a South Dakota class battleship! Sister of SoDak... Mike
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    1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    Two Summers ago I toured the WWII battleship USS Alabama at Mobile, Alabama.
    One stop on the tour sheet said "darkroom". I looked into the compartment and thought, "Where's the stuff?!"
    A...
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    Well, I'm new to the site, but I'll put in my two cents worth! I once had a Kodak 2-D 8x10 with a Commercial Ektar. A less expensive lens I had was a Wollensak 159mm Velostigmat "Extreme Wide Angle"....
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