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Old 01-18-2011, 08:13 AM
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Glass Negative and Film Size Question

Hi, How can I find the technical names or information for the type and size negatives I have so that I will know how to describe them. My best guess has been Glass Negative and Large Film. They are both the same size, 3 1/4 wide and 4 1/4 tall, right one is made from glass and left from film. Thank you in advance ...
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:13 AM
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Re: Glass Negative and Film Size Question

The image is so small it difficult to tell anything from them. The film one should have notches on the corner of the film, indicating the film type and depending on the who produced it.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:51 AM
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Re: Glass Negative and Film Size Question

Thanks Jerry, I took a look at the edges and it reads Eastman near the notches, thanks for that info.
My problem now is ... are 4x3 glass negatives the standard size or are there all different sizes? I can't seem to find any information on sizes, any ideas?
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:22 AM
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Beiing it's a Kodak product go to http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...Pubs/f3/f3.pdf . it might also tell you the film type on the film's border.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: Glass Negative and Film Size Question

Thanks Jerry for the great Kodak info ...
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: Glass Negative and Film Size Question

The film size is called 1/4 plate. Film ceased to be manufactured I believe in the early 60's. Not sure how popular this size was and how many cameras manufactured but Speed Graphic for one produced them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Graphic

The notches are to identify the film type and to help in loading the film into the darkslide in the darkroom. When the notches are felt in the right hand top corner of the film the emulsion will be facing towards you.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the information Tony. I am learning alot.
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