Vintage Sodium Vapor Darkroom Safelight


This large sodium vapor photography darkroom safelight was *the* classic safelight used in larger black & white photo darkrooms back in the day. It was designed to hang from the ceiling and spread a diffused filtered light in the darkroom while working with black & white photo papers.

I don't see a brand name on it, but I believe it may be a Thomas sodium vapor safelight since that was the major brand when these were made.

It features adjustable doors over the filtered light source, which allow you to make the room lighter or brighter as needed. It also features four replaceable filters which allow you to use different filters with different paper types as needed.

Dimensions: 16" x 13" x 9"

I originally got this to use in my own black & white darkroom but I have yet to use it, so I am deciding to sell it.

I have not tested it myself, but heard it had been used in a school's photo department up until they closed the department. Since I haven't tested it I am selling it as-is.

It *does need* a new lightbulb, and I'd recommend buying new filters, both of which can be purchased online from Freestyle or B&H. The cord does have some wear on the plastic housing in a spot, but still appears solid.

It will ship well packaged and insured.


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