Vintage Enlarger

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 10:15:54 EDT 2020


Thanks.

We do have a local freecycle, and I have used it in the past.  Lately, most
things are being grabbed up by "flea market" types for resale.  I'd like to
contact a local photography club or some adventurous local young
photographer who might actually try to put it to some use, instead of being
taken and sold as a prop for a local coffee house.

When we lived on a busier residential street, I could leave things on the
sidewalk with a "free" sign, and they would be taken.  Now, at the end of a
cul=-de-sac with only 6 homes, only USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon drive
by. 😀

If I don't get a better idea, I'll use freecycle.


Dan Matyola
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On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:27 AM Steve Cottrell <cotty at seeingeye.tv> wrote:

> On 19/10/20, Daniel J. Matyola, discombobulated, unleashed:
>
> >In cleaning out my basement, I have a vintage film enlarger that I need to
> >dispose of.  It is made by DeJur, belonged to my father-in-law, and is at
> >least 60 years old, but still intact.
> >I would prefer to see it go to someone who would use it, rather than to
> the
> >local landfill.  Too heavy to be shipped economically.  Any ideas on how I
> >might proceed?
>
> Dan - we use Freecycle a lot - it's worldwide (in fact started in the USA).
>
> Basically you put a post on and say what you've got, someone sees the post
> and says 'yes please can I have it'. You then arrange a date and time for
> them to collect whatever the item is ("it'll be next to the green trash can
> on the drive" etc) and they show up and collect it from you.
>
> This way, unwanted items can have a chance at going to a good home.
>
> The cost is nothing for you, and the collector simply shows up to collect.
>
> Clearly this only works for relatively local community so the web site is
> sectioned into areas and localities.
>
> We have found it brilliant at having things removed and you hardly lift a
> finger as someone collects. Freecyclers are always friendly people because
> they believe in the cause. In fact I need a couple of pallets (skids) and
> searched on Freecycle and found some right away about 10 miles from me -
> I'm picking them up Wednesday. What's not to like!
>
> <https://www.freecycle.org/>
>
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