Kodak plates - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Super Panchro Press P1200

1939

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

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Panchromatic.

  • Box of 12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates. Kodak Ltd. address.
  • Box of 12, 9 x 12 cm plates. Red/yellow label. Kodak Ltd. address.

This was a very fast plate when introduced, originally having a Kodak speed of 32° which was later increased to 34°.

References & Notes:
BJA 1940, pp. 13, 198. BJA 1957, p. 8.

Super Speed Orthochromatic O500

1938

Box of 12, 3 ½" x 2 ½" plates. Kodak Ltd. address.

This was a medium speed plate for portraiture and commercial use. Kodak speed 28°. In 1938 the Kodak factory at Wealdstone started production of the O500 plate.

References & Notes:
BJA 1939, pp. 16, 284.

Ortho X

1939

Orthochromatic. Safety base.
Box of 24, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" films. Kodak Ltd. address.

Ortho X was a high-speed orthochromatic film with medium contrast. The Kodak speed was 34°.

References & Notes:
BJA 1940, p. 12. BJA 1941, p. 193. BJA 1958, p. 4.

Ultra Speed Ortho O800

1938

Orthochromatic.
Box of 12, 6 ½" x 4 ¾" plates. Dated April 1946. Yellow/green label. Kodak Ltd. address.

General purpose emulsion available in plate form only. Kodak speed of 30°.

References & Notes:
BJA 1939, pp. 16, 284. BJA 1941, p. 14. BJA 1961, p. 5.

Rapid Ortho O250

1938

Orthochromatic.
Box of 12, 4" x 5" plates. Kodak Ltd. address.

General purpose emulsion available in plate form only. Kodak speed of 23°. Later advertised for scientific work.

References & Notes:
BJA 1939, p. 16. BJA 1941, p. 14. BJA 1957, p. 8.

Panatomic X

Panchromatic.
Box of 24, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" films. Kodak Ltd. address.

References & Notes:
BJA 1939, pp. 13, 296. BJA 1940, p. 12.

Lantern Normal L15

Bromide emulsion.
Two boxes of 12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates. Instructions. Kodak Ltd. address.

A medium contrast plate for rich black tones.

References & Notes:
BJA 1940, p. 13.

Kodaline Film

K S C 3. Slow. Box of 12, 6 ½" x 4 ¾" films. Nitrate base, 0.003" thick. Kodak Ltd. address.

Intended for contact, photo-mechanical work.

References & Notes:
BJA 1941, p. 20.

Wratten Metalographic IIIG O100

1941

Orthochromatic.
Box of 12, 3 ½" x 2 ½" plates. Yellow/green label. Kodak Ltd. address.

This was a high-contrast medium speed emulsion giving high resolution intended for photo-micrographic work. The Kodak speed was 19° in daylight and 15° in tungsten.

References & Notes:
BJA 1942, p. 171.


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