Granitine - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Granitine

Taylor, Tunnicliff, & Co.

Hanley

England

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Granitine was a trade name for a range of porcelain darkroom products. Advertisements give the introduction date but are not consistent, a date of around 1887 is probably close. Products include: Plate Washer, Developing Tank, Fixing or Alum Tank, Plate Drainer, Dishes, Film Developing Aid, Developing Dish with trough.

References & Notes:
YBP 1887 (Marion). BJA 1892, p. 232. BJA 1900, pp.396, 1328. BJA 1901, p. 951. BJA 1902, p. 336. BJA 1905, p. 316. BJA 1908, p. 234. N&G Cat. 1908, p. 167. Phot. Dealer Oct/1898, p.8.

Fixing or Alum Tank

Two, half-plate tanks, one quarter-plate tank.

An alum bath was used after developing the plate and before fixing to harden the emulsion, its use died out in the 1910s.

Improved Rational Plate Washer

Quarter-plate.

Plate Drainer

c. 1899

Dishes

One quarter-plate, one 7" x 5".

Stand Developing Tank

c. 1899

Quarter-plate.

Notes:
Rd no. 338312.

Darkroom Equipment

Darkroom Lamps

Granitine

Developing

Developing - Plate Tanks

Developing - Roll-Film Tanks

Fixing, Washing & Measures

Watkins Calculator

Timers & Clocks

Retouching Equipment

Print Meters

Print Meters - Electric

Focus Finders & Magnifiers

Enlargers - Box Form

Enlargers

Contact Printers

Vignettes & Masks

Printing and Masking Frames

Transposing Frames, Printers

Colouring

Print Trimming

Print Mounting

Thermometers

Miscellaneous