Miscellaneous - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Plate Duster

G.B. Kent & Sons Ltd

London

England

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Half-plate size. Wadding covered in red plush mounted on a mahogany handle.

These were typically used prior to loading the plate in a dark-slide and before developing.

References & Notes:
Sinclair Cat. 1910, p. 188.

Sensitised Paper Box

1880s

Sands & Hunter

London

England

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10" x 8" size. This comprises a shallow tray with loose wooden covers at the top and bottom, elastic strips held the covers in place. Paper label with Sands & Hunter name.

Construction:
Mahogany.

Notes:
Address: 20 Cranbourn St.

Domino Changing Bag

F. Beresford

London

England

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Eye-piece with elastic to fit around head, with arm holes and red fabric window.

Changing bags were for loading and unloading dark-slides and for fixing problems in magazines etc. The more elaborate models had an eye-piece to look into the bag and a red fabric window to let in filtered light. Beresford were specialists in this area.

References & Notes:
BJA 1907, p. 1580. BJA 1912, p. 442. BJA 1926, p. 569.

Changing Bag

Without window.

Jaynay Plate Drying Rack

1902

J & A Wilkinson

Manchester

England

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Top left of illustration.

References & Notes:
BP 22150/1902. BJA 1906, p. 1411.

Plate Drying Racks

1) Made of oak.
2) Wooden for 12 plates. (Top right of illustration).

Print rollers and wipers

1) Jaynay print wiper 6".
2) Unnamed wiper 8".
3) Jaynay print roller.
4) Various unnamed rollers.

References & Notes:
BP 22793/1901 (Jaynay print roller).

Kodak Film Clip

1907

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

5" wide.

References & Notes:
Kodak Cat. 1915, p. 62.

Negative Storage Box

W.W. Rouch & Co.

London

England

For 12, half-plates.

Construction:
Pine with dovetail joints.

Notes:
180 Strand address.

Contax Negative Album

Zeiss-Ikon A. G.

Dresden

Germany

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For 35 mm film strips with catalogue pages. Dated between 1937 and 1940.

Eastman Negative Album

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

For 100, 4" x 5" film negatives.

With:
Box.

References & Notes:
Kodak Cat. 1915.

Negative wallet

Gevaert & Co.

Antwerp

Belgium

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To store six strips of 35 mm film.

Synthacolor

c. 1953

British Synthacol Ltd.

Reddish

England

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Colour printing filters. Set of yellow, magenta and cyan filters, with R-filter (light bulb colour correction). Box.

Synthacolor was a British colour processing system for both negative processing and printing. The printing kit included colour positive paper, correction filters (shown here) and processing solutions. The paper was a monopack coated with three emulsion layers.

References & Notes:
BJA 1954, pp. 175, 394, 535.

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 & Glazing

Print Mounting

Thermometers

Miscellaneous