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FA: Get this 2.5 lbs of Sodium Metaborate for PMK Pyro or Ansel Adams' Compensating Developer (Divided D-23)

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Old July 26th 05, 04:40 AM
Hugh Lyon-Sach
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Default FA: Get this 2.5 lbs of Sodium Metaborate for PMK Pyro or Ansel Adams' Compensating Developer (Divided D-23)

Selling supplies and equipment from the estate of a young

Originally, this bottle of Photographer's Formulary brand Sodium
Metaborate held five pounds. It's now half full -- about 2.5 pounds
or perhaps a little more of this useful chemical for the B/W darkroom.

Kodak calls their Sodium Metaborate "Kodalk," or "Balanced Alkali" and
this is how the chemical is designated in may formulas. It's the same
stuff. Among many other formulas, Sodium Metaborate used in:

1. Gordon Hutchings PMK Staining Developer -- for "Pyro, Metol and
Kodalk," practically a religion for many B/W photographers. See
numerous discussions of PMK on the web.

2. Adsel Adams "Divided Compensating Developer." Adams says that
"Two solution development can be effective for supporting shadow
values while reducing high value densities." The formula and
instructions are given in "The Negative."

This bottle is about 1/2 full. It contains 2.5 lbs. The dark streaks
in the bottle below are spoons. It has been stored in a dry room and
should be good as new, but because it's an open bottle, I'm starting
it off low. Someone will get a good deal on this useful chemical.



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