Vintage Enlarger

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at
Tue Oct 20 11:52:06 EDT 2020

Thanks, Bill.
What is LTL?
You mention the Speed Graphic;  this enlarger is accompanied by my
father-in-laqw's Speed Graphic, which would be easier to ship, if not to

Dan Matyola

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 11:12 AM Bill <anotherdrunkensot at> wrote:

> On Mon., Oct. 19, 2020, 3:36 p.m. Daniel J. Matyola, <danmatyola at
> >
> wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> I had 3 colour enlargers and a cold light head enlarger that I tried to
> sell a few years ago. Because of the size and awkwardness of them, they are
> expensive to ship directly, as you have found, and fragile to ship LTL, but
> if well packed should be OK.
> I was able to sell one of the colour head units, ironically the cheap
> Beseler C67, and ended up sending a Beseler 23C, a 45C and a Zone VI cold
> light Beseler 4x5 to the dump. I didn't get any nibbles on them that I
> could convert to a sale.
> I'm not sure how desirable an old DeJur enlarger is. They are cool looking,
> but didn't have a great reputation. I had a 5x7 DeJur for a while when I
> bought my first 4x5 camera, a Crown Graphic, when I was around 17.
> It was a difficult enlarger to use.
> Do a little checking to see if you can find a trucking company that will
> include it in an LTL shipment. That might bring shipping costs down quite a
> bit, though delivery times can increase somewhat.
> When I was selling brick, one time I had a couple of cubes sent from a
> plant in North Dakota via LTL. When I got to work the next morning, there
> was a low deck with a ginormous piece of road building equipment on it and
> my cubes of brick looking like wheel chocks in front of the tires. The
> shipping was about half of a full load price using the same company.
> Bill
> >
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