Dark-slides - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Wet-plate Slide

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Construction:
Honduran mahogany.

Format:
4 " x 4 " plates.

Attributes:
Without wire corner pieces or trough. Silver nitrate stains.

Wet-plate Slide

G. Hare

London

England

Construction:
Spanish mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates.

Attributes:
With wire corner pieces and trough.

Notes:
This is from a late, transitional, camera from the 1870s.

Process Camera Slide

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Construction:
Spanish mahogany, tambour shutter to uncover the plate.

Format:
6 " x 8 " plates.

Attributes:
With wire corner pieces and trough.

Notes:
From a studio or process camera.

Stereo Slide

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 6 " plates for stereo.

Attributes:
Without wire corner pieces or trough. Single draw-slide. Silver nitrate stains.

Stereo Slide

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 6 " plates for stereo.

Attributes:
With wire corner pieces no trough. Single draw-slide.

These were single slides with a door at the back to load the plate and a draw-slide to expose the plate. Two draw-slides were fitted for use with single-lens stereo cameras to expose each half of the plate in turn.

Normally the slide had corner pieces of silver wire on which the plate rested. Reducing frames were used for smaller plate sizes and to switch between portrait and landscape format, these were also fitted with corner pieces. A trough was often present at the bottom of the slide into which any excess liquid on the plate could drain.

References & Notes:
Dark-slides.


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