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    What to do with LittleJohn

    Hi all,

    I've been storing this LittleJohn since we last used it at the turn of the century. I sadly now have to vacate my premise and have no room to keep it. I would like advice please on whether to clean it up/paint it (the rails and chassis) or leave it in current state and where would be the best place to advertise it?

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    Ciff
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Littlejohn side 220822.jpg   Littlejohn front 220822.jpg   Littlejohn back 220822.jpg   Littlejohn back-on 220822.jpg   Littlejohn chassis 220822.jpg  


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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Don't paint or 'restore'

    as is

    is best
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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Thank you Tin, I think you are right.
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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    It is a ULF enlarger, yes? If so, maybe put that in the thread title. Only reason I read the thread is I am currently eating a #5 Vito Little John sub from Jimmy Johns...I'm not kidding.

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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Is ts a converted process camera?

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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    If that is Little John, then I really want to see Big John, or even just John.
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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Pretty sure it is a copy camera

    If it was near me, I would buy it

    I bought 8X10 Linhof studio cameras from France and England, shipping was high

    Price was cheap
    Tin Can

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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Originally it was used by a printed circuit company in Kingston upon Thames (South London, UK) to reduce hand drawn circuit boards down to size. Not sure if they used it for enlarging but it came with a cold cathode back which seems like an original attachment rather than a conversion. When they went out of business my father rescued it and put it to work. We used it for both copying large artwork and for producing 60 x 40 positives for screenprint.

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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Is that Metric or...

    Just curious
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    Re: What to do with LittleJohn

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Kitchen View Post
    Originally it was used by a printed circuit company in Kingston upon Thames (South London, UK) to reduce hand drawn circuit boards down to size. Not sure if they used it for enlarging but it came with a cold cathode back which seems like an original attachment rather than a conversion. When they went out of business my father rescued it and put it to work. We used it for both copying large artwork and for producing 60 x 40 positives for screenprint.
    That's a great piece of history.

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