I'm picking the "BEAST" up this Thursday! Got it for FREE!!
Received this email yesterday!
"We have a piece of Photographic equipment that we are hoping to get rid of, but we don’t want to place it on the curb for the trash. I did a Google search for Pennsylvania Photographers, and PPA of PA was the first link. In the old days, we did a lot of photo work, but with the advent of digital, and the retirement and passing of faculty members, these items are no longer used. In particular, we have a Durst Laborator 138 s , with 6 various lenses. I am at the point that I am willing to give it away. If someone wanted to come and pick it up, it is theirs. I figured that with your contacts through the PPA of PA, that you might know of someone somewhere that is looking for a device like this.
Based on the research that I have done on eBay, the lenses alone are worth hundreds of dollars….so I imagine that it would be useful. It is in good condition, just a bit dusty, otherwise it is in complete working condition. It also has the automatic up and down drive system, as well as a Kodak device attached that helps run it. "