Restore a Thomas Super Safelight?
Old 04-13-2019   #1
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Restore a Thomas Super Safelight?

I was nosing around in the clearance area of the local used photo shop, and I found this working Thomas Super Safelight, along with a pile of extra glass filters. We plugged it in, it dosen't buzz, and the vapor light is emitting light.
I had an old enlarger I'm not planning to use, so with trading that in, I got this unit for Thirty Bucks I know I can use Rosco gel filters from B&H (easiest way for me) to restore this unit at not too great an expense.

Opinions Please?? My darkroom is 10x12 feet.

Thomas Super Safelight by Nokton48, on Flickr


https://www.jbhphoto.com/blog/tag/th...per-safelight/
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Old 04-13-2019   #2
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Best safelight ever made.
If it works, it works. I need to replace a transformer ( I think) in mine but I'm not printing right now so it doesn't matter.
Fix it, use it and enjoy.
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Great! Thanks!

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I have one. It’s awesome.
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https://www.jbhphoto.com/blog/2012/0...light-filters/

A good reference about replacing the gel filters. Easy peasy since B&H stocks 'em.

$6.95 for a Rosco 24x24 replacement gel. Customize by combining what you need.
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Old 04-14-2019   #6
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bag-Sealing...53.m2749.l2649

Here is relatively inexpensive BAG SEALING TAPE. Ordered a roll of red and yellow $13
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