In November 2006 California Stainless Mfg., Inc. purchased Sebastian Darkroom Products, a company that has offered an extensive line of quality photo darkroom casework and equipment for more than 50 years. California Stainless, a family owned company established in 1960 manufacturers premium stainless steel photo darkroom equipment and now with the Sebastian line, offers the best and greatest selection of products for teaching and learning the art of photography.
For years California Stainless has supplied Sebastian fume exhaust Vent-Hoods with their stainless steel sinks, with satisfaction, because Sebastian Vent-Hoods are engineered with full-sink exhaust efficiency and control for maximum safety.
An engineer and retired photography teacher, Paul J. Sebastian will continue to provide designs for darkroom facilities and product designs for California Stainless customers. We encourage architects, schools and universities to seek his consultation. (See article, Darkroom Design)
All products will continue to be made at the same manufacturing facilities to assure height quality product standards. California Stainless aims to continue Paul's vision for product longevity and teaching success. We pledge to continue Paul's aim as expressed in his 50th Anniversary Catalog (available on request).
We design equipment to enhance both teaching and learning.
We use non-corrosive PVC plastic for maximum product durability.
We test and engineer all products in our factories and have proven them in the classroom. The team of teachers, engineers and craftsmen are masters of design and making products that work.
We understand and comply with ADA and safety regulations.