Behold, my ancient Bessler photographic enlarger!  I was given this from my dad’s darkroom when he moved to another state, since he wasn’t planning on setting up a darkroom again.  It’s in storage right now, but it’s a champion old machine.

Supposedly, it came from a battleship!  It has markings indicating that it was part of the General Dynamics Electric Boat Inventory of 1966, but I can find no model number or designation to find more information on it.  It looks like the progenitor of the Bessler 23C (of which I have seen in countless places, and used a handful of times).  But I would argue that mine is one-of-a-kind, and I intend to bring it back to former glory at some point in the next few years and use it as it was used for many decades.  They built this thing like a tank… or a battleship, I guess.

I honestly think my volleyball coach is sooo adorable

not in the nasty wayyy. he’s old but like he makes jokes that he thinks are funny LOL and he emails me asking me to come back and then he adds a little “hehehe” LOL omg. i died

#HappyBirthday to Jacob King from Bryce Bessler at Huffines Chevrolet Plano! by Huffines Chevrolet Plano
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#alsace BESSLER Wolfgang Frédéric-Herrmann Alexandre, Girmont – BERNASCONI Colette Cécile (née CHAPLAIN°, Epinal – DUFANT Jean-Marie, Epinal – HENRIOT Yves Pierre Lucien, Epinal – HUSSON Marguerite Marie, Rambervillers – PERRIN Isabelle Jeanne Geneviève, Epinal – TERNIER Gérard Roland, Les Forges – THIETRY Paule Flore, Epinal #actualité #information