This a common special gear, the Polaroid Daylab. It
allows to make copies of diapositives on Pack 100 film in a very easy
way, just put the diapositive into the frame, push the button and it's
done. From the 50s to the 70s diapositives were sharper and had more
details than colour negative film, so they were very popular. Nearly
every shop for film and gear had a daylab to provide paper copies of
diapositives to their clients. This is the basic version, the Junior.
It is focus free, but lets you adjust colours. There were versions with
fine focus, versions with several bases like one for integral film, and
versions for bigger format as 4x5 and even 8x10.
Daylabs were delivered with a converter 12 volt to 120 volt, so if you
live in Europe, pay attention to not plug it into 230 volt without
another converter. But any 12 volt to 230 volt converter of 1 A would
do. The 12 volt plug is standard and easy to find. There were Daylab
versions with batteries, but I would not recommend them.
The daylab and its manual.
Seen from the back.
Front with slide holder.
3 sliders for colour correction. Film type switch, sets ISO and time: 1
= 665 b&w film, 75 ISO/30sec., 2 = 669, 80 ISO/60s, 3 = 679 and
similar, 100 ISO/90s, best setting for Fuji FP100 film. Timer, if
needed with "ready" lamp, not necessary for Fuji Film. View/Off/Print
switch. Lighten/Darken setting. Start button and "flash ready" lamp.
your slide into the holder and insert. Check whether the dark slide is
inserted. Put the switch to "view" and open the image preview door.
preview door open. The image is projected on the white dark slide for
framing. Then close the door, switch to "off" before retracting the
dark slide, after removing the dark slide move the switch to "print".
Wait until the flash is charged. Push the start button, a flash will
print the slide on film. Re-insert the dark slide and pull the photo.