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Old 2nd October 2020, 02:26 PM
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Does anyone have or know of a source for a Gnome Universal Alpha II enlarger manual.

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Old 3rd October 2020, 04:19 PM
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Tony, just looking there is quite a number on ebay uk at the moment, in varying conditions and at various prices, so check it out asap as sometimes better quality and well priced items can go quickly.

It looks quite like the first 6 x 6 enlarger that I had, many moons ago.

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EDIT. I've just noticed that your header asks about a manual but your post asks about the enlarger itself, so I hope I have been of some help.
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EDIT. I've just noticed that your header asks about a manual but your post asks about the enlarger itself, so I hope I have been of some help.
Thank you for pointing out my typo - Not certain how or if I can edit my post

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[Edit by Bob: you only have a limited time to edit a post before it is locked (10 or 15 mins I think) - I have added "manual". ]

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Old 3rd October 2020, 05:40 PM
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One good source of manuals for all things photographic, is Orphan Cameras, Mike Butkess's site, I have found manuals for pretty much every camera I own, from 40's leica's, though a large number of 1950's cameras including folders to my more modern dynax cameras, he seems to have a lot of manuals, also a google search very often brings results, as far as editing, there is an edit tab for a while after posting, which allows editing of posts for 10 minutes or so after posting, (I have made good use of it today,)
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Tony, I only have the Gnome Beta and it's dismantled in my loft and I never has a manual for but it was a really simple thing almost primitive by modern standards so luckily never needed a manual

Butkiss is pretty good and worth a look.

If he has not got one, the other option is e-bay if there is one for sale with a manual. Contact the seller and ask if for a fee he/she would scan and send as a pdf or do hard copies and post.

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Old 3rd October 2020, 07:37 PM
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If I remember from a long time ago, the Gnome manual was a very simple affair, just a few pages about fitting a plug, how raose and lower the head, use the Rangefinder for focus, nothing more about it just a simple, well made strong enlarger, I also had one made by MPP, the same people who made the Microcord, given to me a few years ago, again very simple, never had a manual for it, but I do remember that you could make giant prints on the baseboard with the head at the top of the colum then the head raised up on a very high sort of bracket, that raised the head almost twice as high as the colum, which was also very high, there were a few British made enlargers from the fifties/sixties that were very simple, just did the job well without any fuss, much like the Ensign and Microcords from the same period, simple but great tools,
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