Moving on from my early beginnings in photography, Lindsays photographers was sold off just a few years after I had left for a new adventure, another photographic employer JD Brown in Castle Street , Dundee. This was a modern upgrade to the rather basic laboratory I had just left. Things were mostly automated, no more manually having to lift rods of acetate film in development processing, but a new electrical system which lifted the rods and moved them through each chemical bath on a timed system, eventually dropping the rods of film in to a heated conveyor which dropped the rods into another room where the girl printers took over.
This was processing on a large scale and was probably the biggest lab in Dundee at the time. I will continue with the narrative on my next post as there are lots more to tell. JD Brown was also a commercial photographers business and I was also involved in this side.