POLAROID 8x10 - Processors

Although processors have not been manufactured for more than 40 years, but you can still find them easily on the second-hand market.

 

Warning: If you have just acquired an automatic processor, I recommend that you test it outside to begin with, because the main capacitor is an electrolytic capacitor that can explode due to a lack of the liquid that composes it. If you are able to change this capacitor and even if your processor is working, do not hesitate to perform this operation to avoid future failure.

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Automatic processors

81-01

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81-02

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81-12

Gray color this processor is dedicated to X-ray but can also be used with Polaroid chassis 81-05 and 81-06. A frame referenced 81-07 was linked to this machine. Today some people modify this chassis to use it as an 81-06. The other advantage of this reference is the manual development handle.

 

This model was also manufactured by GOLDEN ENGINEERING. It can be recognized using the plate under the processor with the GE logo of the company. It is registered POLAROID ® alone on the plate at the bottom right of the machine. In the case of the Polaroid brand machine it is noted POLAROID ® LAND

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81-22

Unlike previous models this one has an on/off button, a timer in minutes + seconds, and a handle to activate the rollers manually if you do not have electricity at the place where you develop your photos. This can prevent the necessity of purchasing a manual processor.

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A radio version is also available under this reference.

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Loading Tray (81-09)

If you want to use a chassis 81-06 and thus put the positive under the negative before development, you will be obliged to use a loading plate whose reference is 81-09. This additional accessory is clipped on all automatic processors.

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Hand Crank  (81-30)

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Currently the company CatLABS offers a new crank model that fits on 81-12, 81-22 but also some 81-01 and 02 whose owners have added enough to use the crank on these models that are normally devoid of this feature.

See the CatLABS website
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Here is a picture of the original crank 81-12 processor processors for radiography.

Manual processor

CALUMET Version 1

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CALUMET Version 2

In order to recognize the version of the processor you can look at the handle, it is not identical between the two versions. The CALUMET logo is also different and more modern on version 2 (as seen here in photo 1).

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GOLDEN ENGINEERING 150P Radiographic X-Ray Film Processor

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Although the Golden Engineering business still exists, processors are no longer manufactured and spare parts are no longer available.

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