[alt-photo] Re: "Silly" Question about a GrayLab Timer
frangst at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 15:09:41 GMT 2011
In November I got to go to the company that has made these timers since the
1930's although they are in a new location (Centerville) and not the
original location in downtown Dayton (where there are now the occasional art
installation). I had to warranty about 5 timers that my school had just
bought. The question of how to move the minute hand came up when a sales rep
was trying to ascertain what went wrong with the timers.
The Dimco (the parent company that make Gralab timers) sales person was
insistent that the user not move the minute hand in a counter clockwise
direction or they would risk breaking the timer.
I strongly disagree with this. I do move the minute hand in both directions
all the time on my older, black metal gralab 300 timers.
The newer plastic ones don't seem to have the internal parts so I would
advise anyone using the newer times to just to be aware of what Dimco Gray's
policy on use of the timer, specifically how one should move the minute
hand. If you have a timer purchased within the last 12 months and it starts
slipping, return it to them for repair.
On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 8:20 AM, <C.Breukel at lumc.nl> wrote:
> Clay and Juan,
> Thanks for the reply and conformation of my assumption!
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > photo-process-list-bounces at lists.altphotolist.org] On Behalf Of Clay
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> > Sent: maandag 10 januari 2011 13:27
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> > Subject: [alt-photo] Re: "Silly" Question about a GrayLab Timer
> > I've been turning mine counterclockwise for long exposures for years
> > no apparent ill effect. No point in walking around the entire block to
> > next door for a cup of sugar.
> > Clay
> > On Jan 10, 2011, at 3:38 AM, <C.Breukel at lumc.nl> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have this GrayLab 300 timer (the one which can count down 60
> > > I have hooked it up to my UV bank or my rather lengthy pure platinum
> > > exposures (around 45 minutes, HP5+ 8x10 film processed in
> > >
> > > Works like a charm, now I have this question: is it ok to turn the
> > > minutes arm counterclockwise for a 50 minutes exposure, or should
> > > arm only be moved in the clock wise direction?
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > Cor
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