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    New De Vere 5108 Owner

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    Now a proud owner of the above enlarger. It was found in a barn covered in straw with chickens. My Dad restored it bolt by bolt and resprayed for me, looks great and works perfectly.

    It didn't come with a neg carrier so I am having some sets made and will post up for sale soon (with help from Luis on the forum)

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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    Welcome back
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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    Congratulations, it looks like a new machine. I have a 5108 I transported from a garage in Detroit to my darkroom in SW Florida. Well worth the effort.
    Several of us here have this machine, let us know if you need any help!

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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    That’s funny because I have a 5108 I transported from a garage in South Florida to central Kentucky.

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    Lucky find ! But maybe it was there because chickens do darkroom work cheaper than humans. Or perhaps they contribute something special to the developer. Albumen prints perhaps? It looks beautiful.

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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    Very nice!

    A friend had one a while back but was at a loss due to no negative carrier. This turned out to be a real stumbling block for him. I sent him this picture to help him make one, but I don't think he ever did and wound up selling the enlarger.
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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    I sold mine about 10 years ago, but I occasionally needed DeVere parts, and KHB often had them: http://store.khbphotografix.com/home.php
    Good luck!

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    Re: New De Vere 5108 Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    That’s funny because I have a 5108 I transported from a garage in South Florida to central Kentucky.
    Greg, was it in a storage unit in Fort Myers, I saw one there about a year or two ago, I already had mine when I saw this one. The guy had a pile of stuff, tons of lenses, no great deals as I recall. I paid up for a print washer that he had.

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    Thanks for the kind words. I am designing a full set of masks including J Lane, and an updated neg carrier to be done on cnc. Will make extra for sale!

    Any input on what’s good and bad be helpful. I am thinking every mask is cut from 8x10 size insert to save the hassle of the frame within frame...

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    I can’t help with your DeVere but I saw you on tour in 91 and 93. Awesome shows.

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