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Zeiss Ikon Enlargers and Darkroom for Contax

Both Leitz and Zeiss realized that the success of the 35mm system would depend upon high quality equipment for developing and enlarging the small negative. Zeiss apparently did not resume production of darkroom equipment after the war, and their enlargers were never as well built as the ones from Leitz. They were a lot more visually interesting, though.

The Zeiss Miraphot 1445enlarger.

A close up of the head.

A fixed focus, fixed size self contained enlarger. This one is in rough shape, and you'd have to be a braver man than I to try plugging it in.

A bakelite developing tank, with reel.