This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1913" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1913.
The F. & S. Professional Printer will appeal to the professional photographer, because of its very simple construction, positive action, and the practical conveniences which it embodies. The fact that the printer is operated by a foot treadle leaves both hands free to adjust the negative, printing mask and paper, a 12 x 17 folding leaf at either side of the machine affording ample space for carrying the paper and negatives.
The contact back is so constructed that the paper and negative are brought into absolute contact with single or double-weight paper, films and varying thicknesses of glass negatives. As soon as full pressure is applied to the pad by pressing down on the foot treadle, the lights are automatically turned on. To insure perfect contact through the entire exposing period, the lights are automatically turned off before the pressure on the pad is entirely released.
The light box is arranged to carry nine 40 watt Tungsten or Mazda lamps, in three rows, as shown in our illustration, in addition to one ruby pilot light which enables the operator to adjust paper and negatives. AU of the lamps may be illuminated, or any row of three, there being an independent switch controlling each row of lights. In this way, negatives of uneven density may be given more or less light where wanted. As the lamps, with the exception of the ruby light, burn only during the time of exposure, the F. & S. Printer is exceptionally economical to operate.
Arrangement of Lights.
From An Artura Iris Print By Miss Reineke Kansas City, Mo.
A sheet of crystal plate glass is set flush with the top of the stand, forming the printing surface, which is large enough to accommodate a full 8 x 10 negative. Spring fingers at either side of the glass hold the mask in position during printing. A slide at the side of the table top permits the removal of the glass for renewing or adjusting the lamps. Immediately under the printing surface, grooves are provided for sheets of ground or opal glass. One sheet of flashed opal glass is furnished with the printer and will diffuse the light sufficiently for even illumination under ordinary conditions.
Back View of Printer.
The machine is substantially constructed of hard wood in weathered oak finish and is so simple in construction, there is nothing to get out of order. Economy of operation, simplicity of the working parts, combined with the ability it affords one to "dodge" while printing, by varying the the illumination, make the F. & S. Professional Printer the most efficient printing device on the market.
Height, 37 inches. Floor space, with leaves folded, 18 x 20 inches. Printing surface, 8 x 10 inches.
F. & S. Professional Printer No. 1, 8 x 10, without lights, including conductor cord and one sheet of
Flashed Opal Glass ..............
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