In my first job as a photographer's assistant I also printed out people's holiday snaps and professional studio and wedding photographs on this lovely machine. Well it was lovely until it had the occasional problem, like all technology! This was back in the days of film. We had a dark bag which had sleeves on so you could put your hands and the 120 film in to take the paper off and attach it to the leader card to put into the machine without light leaking onto the light sensitive film.

Everyone who came into the shop commented on the smell of the chemicals but working there every day you got used to the smell.

The keen-eyed among you will recognise the old Co-op opposite which is now sadly shuttered.

Photo lab machine

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