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BESELER 23C 
Enlarger Manuals

23C Series II

23C II (early)

Over the more than 50 year production run of Beseler's famous 23C enlarger, there have been numerous revisions to the  enlarger, resulting in multiple versions of the instruction manual and parts lists.  Please use this reference page to assist in selecting the version of the 23C manual that is most appropriate for your particular enlarger.

Manual

Enlarger Characteristics              


23C

  • olive green (1950's) or grey (1960's) finish

  • standard length chassis only
  • red knob on negative stage lifting handle
  • accepts small bayonet type PH111A enlarging lamp


23C Series II

  • blue lamphouse and carriage; light grey chassis rails

  • standard length chassis only
  • plate on carriage reads "23C Series II"
  • "BESELER" on lamphouse filter door
  • slide-in type lens stage filter tray
  • "roller blind" type counterbalance assembly mounted to rear of carriage
  • accepts small bayonet type PH111A enlarging lamp


23C II (early)

  • black finish 

  • standard and XL columns
  • "23C II" on lamphouse filter door
  • swing-away type under lens filter tray
  • "roller blind" type counterbalance assembly mounted to rear of carriage
  • accepts small bayonet type PH111A enlarging lamp


23C II (mid)

  • black finish 

  • standard and XL columns
  • plate on carriage reads "23C II"
  • "23C II" on lamphouse filter door
  • swing-away type under lens filter tray
  • "roller blind" type counterbalance assembly mounted to rear of carriage
  • accepts screw-in type PH140 enlarging lamp


23C II-XL (late)

  • black finish 

  • XL column only
  • plate on carriage reads "23C II-XL"
  • "23C II" on lamphouse filter door
  • swing-away" type under lens filter tray
  • counterbalance springs mounted on inside of chassis rails
  • accepts screw-in type PH140 enlarging lamp


23CII-XL Dichro

  • black finish 

  • XL column only
  • plate on carriage reads "23C II-XL"
  • "BESELER 23CII dichro" on lamphouse face plate
  • swing-away" type under lens filter tray
  • counterbalance springs mounted on inside of chassis rails

 


23CIII-XL

  • black finish 

  • XL column only
  • traditional condenser, dichroic, or variable contrast head
  • all heads clearly labeled "23C III"

 

Note:  Prior to the 23CII-XL Dichro manual, none of the 23C manuals include information about Dichroic colorheads.  If your 23C enlarger has been fitted with a Dichroic lightsource, you will also require the appropriate colorhead manual.

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