Article: 19370801049

Title: Darkroom Light

19370801049
193708010049
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Darkroom Light
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ANY wide neck amber bottle having a screw cap can be used to make a darkroom safelight. Drill a 9/16 inch diameter hole through the center of the cap and insert the collar of an ordinary brass socket. Scrape off the enamel around the collar and solder the cap to the socket—if the bottle cap is of composition, simply drill a hole large enough to pass a drop cord through and wrap with photographic tape.
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ANY wide neck amber bottle having a screw cap can be used to make a darkroom safelight. Drill a 9/16 inch diameter hole through the center of the cap and insert the collar of an ordinary brass socket. Scrape off the enamel around the collar and solder the cap to the socket—if the bottle cap is of composition, simply drill a hole large enough to pass a drop cord through and wrap with photographic tape. Connect this cord—which should be rubber covered—and screw a IV2. watt frosted bulb into the socket. Ten cent stores have these bulbs. As very little heat is generated no ventilation is necessary. Amber bottles may be secured from photographic or drug supply houses.— Arthur Trauffer, Davenport, la. ,