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    Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    I'm being offered an Aristo 11X14 light source for enlarging. It has an unusual double plug to go to the timer or power source. Anyone familiar with this piece of equipment? It a D 1414-2. Looks to me like that plug goes to some kind of ballast/timer combination that they don't have.

    What would I need to get it to run?

    Thanks.

    Robert Langham

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    Is this the head:https://lightsources.wpenginepowered..._head_info.pdf

    Does look like it's missing the power pack. I'm not sure how to replace that.

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    Yes. I think it must be missing power pack. Probably makes it a no-go. Thanks.

    Robert Langham III

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    I had a few posts about this Aristo 1414 head on my Durst enlarger back in 2008. I looked back, however, al the images in the thread below are gone.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...l=1#post318145

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    Some images that were lost in my thread on this Aristo head.

    FYI I sold the Aristo for $1200 on ebay in 2016. At the time a new lamp was available for $500.

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    My Aristo 1414 came to me bolted to the negative stage of my Durst L1840 with some makeshift brackets, but the 1414 was actually designed to slide into the condenser slot on a condenser head. That is why it is so big.

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    Re: Aristo 11X14 enlarging head power source.

    Robert:
    You might contact Voltarc. I think they are the folks in CT that bought Aristo from Rick M.
    If they don't have transformers in back-stock they might be able to suggest a solution for you.
    cold light heads are cold cathode tubes so you might be able to find a high voltage leaky transformer
    through someone who makes / sells neon and cold cathode lighting systems. the difference between "cold cathode" and "neon" is just the diameter of the tube, neon is a smaller diameter, other than that it's the same early 20th century technology that hasn't changed since George Claude electrified neon gas in 1902 in patented neon tube around 1915.
    good luck!
    John

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