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Gordon Meinecke fonds

  • F 2007.006
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1950]-2007

The fonds consists of photographic chemicals, printing paper, film, dry plates, pamphlets, journals, trade circulars and photo bulbs collected by Gordon Meinecke during the course of his career, and from personal interest as a collector of historical artifacts. Meinecke worked in various photographic formats including 11x14, 8x10, 4x5, 2 ¼, and 35mm, sometimes producing prints as large as 30x40 inches. He primarily employed Kodak material for these purposes, but films from other manufacturers of photographic supplies can be found in the fonds, including Agfa Ansco Company, Ilford Limited, Polaroid and Triple Print Film Labs. Antique film packages, produced by companies like The Stanley Dry Plate Company or Dufaycolor Inc., are mainly empty or opened, and were collected for their historical value rather than for photographic use. A selection of photo lamps and flashbulbs from Osram, General Electric and the Wabash Photolamp Corporation are included in the collection, as well as two glass plate drying racks.

Meinecke, Gordon

Various flattened film packages

Flattened box for Hawk-eye 124 film, 6 exposures. Designed for No. 3 Bull's Eye Kodak and No. 3 Brownie cameras. ca. 1908-1913. The second box contained Allied Photo-Pan Black and White Panchromatic 126 film, 12 exposures. The package is stamped with a process-before date of Dec 1969. The third package contained Kodak Autographic 116 film, 12 exposures for the No. 1A Autographic camera. The package is printed in English, Spanish and German. The date handwritten in pen is given as 1916.

Eastman Kodak Company

M-Q developer tubes

Empty cardboard tube with labelled "M-Q Developer Tubes" produced by Ansco Company. The label further explains that the chemicals in the package were "Adpated to any make of Dry Plates, Films, Developing and Bromide Papers" and gives directions for use developing photographic papers, films and plates. Two pieces of cork which would have blocked the ends of the tube are shoved inside.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Kodak acid fixing powder

Package for Kodak Acid Fixing Power, quarter pound size. Prepared for use with Eastman Non Curling Films. Box is empty except for a cork stopper.

Eastman Kodak Company

Ingento toning and fixing powder

12 oz. glass tube with cork stopper that contained Ingento No.2 toning and fixing powder for all kinds of gelatine printing out papers, now empty with a crack in the glass. Found inside original cardboard packaging with rolled up sheet of instructions and a folded paper with an advertisement for "Titleit", a service provided by Burke & James, Inc. for marking negatives with typed titles.

Burke & James, Inc.

Velox postal cards

Velox film with prepared postal card backings, ready sensitized, in brown paper envelope that has been opened at one end. The envelope still contains 5 film sheets (of the original 12) as well as instructions for use in English and French, and dated June 1914. On the verso of the package, the vendor has stamped the last return-by date as May 1, 1916.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Cyko contrast developing paper

1 envelope of "Cyko Prints at Night", a high contrast developing paper "made for brilliant and contrasty(sic) effects". Package contains 1 dozen papers for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 prints. Includes a folded piece of paper with instructions, and a receipt for the purchase of 2 photographic postcards at Ruth Ingram Antiques in Unionville, Ont dated July 2, 1973. Stamp on back of envelope gives date as Sept 1, 1918, which could indicate the develop-by date rather than the date of manufacture.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Seltona collodion self-toning paper

Grey printed label on envelope reads : Seltona Collodion Self-Toning Paper. Containing Gold, Needs fixing in Hypo only. Full directions enclosed. Sole manufactures: Wellington & Ward. LTD. Elstree, Herts." Envelope has been opened, but the developing papers and a sheet with instructions are still inside. Dates given indicate the lifespan of the company.

Wellington & Ward, Ltd.

Sensitized paper for photographic printing

Package of fine grain double weight bromide paper produced by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited. The envelope is stamped "Expires Feb. 1, 1933". Originally contained 12 sheets. Package has been opened.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak non-curling orthochromatic film cartridge boxes

Packaging for 3 rolls Kodak Non-Curling Orthochromatic film, opened. Two boxes still contain rolled sheets with instructions for use. One large box of 128 film, size 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, is stamped with directions to develop before July 1, 1912. The package was produced in Rochester, NY and printed in French, German and Spanish for sale in European markets. Two small boxes contained 116 film, size 2 1/2 x 4 1/4. One package is stamped with a develop-by date of Mar. 1, 1915. There is a sticker taped across this package with the words "Extra Rapid Eastman Speed Film". The second package is in English only, with instructions to use by October 1928.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak verichrome film boxes

Packaging for 3 rolls of Kodak Verichrome Film, opened and no longer containing film although they have been re-glued shut. The 3 boxes were designed for various sizes and speeds: 120 film at 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, 116 film at 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 124 film at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. The packages are stamped with develop by dates: Nov 1934, Nov 1935, Dec 1935.

Eastman Kodak Company

Ansco Orthochromatic film box

Packaging for Ansco Orthochromatic Non-Curling Non-Halation film, opened and empty. The film box is blue and orange and is made of cardboard. The box would have contained roll film that was 8x14cm and had 6 exposures. The film cartridge that the box once contained was prepared for machine development. A stamp on the side of the box gives the expiry date as Dec 1 1913.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Premo film pack daylight loading film

White box printed with black ink for text and red ink borders, used for packaging Premo film packs for Premo film or plate cameras. Contained 12 cut celluloid negatives at 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 size, designed for daylight loading film exposures. The film packs were stored in an initially cardboard or metal frame that was placed in the back of the camera. The user pulled a paper tab to advance a fresh film into place for each exposure and move the exposed film to the back of the pack. "Each of the paper tabs, which protrude through a slot in the camera and were torn off after being used, had a number on it which acted as a basic, though perfectly efficient, exposure counter." Film packs/ Mischa Koning.- http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=512, 2009. A sticker on the back of the box indicates this particular pack as "extra rapid". Box is now empty of negatives, but contains two sheets of folded paper with instructions for use and processing, and one piece of folded red tissue. Torn sticker recto center top stamped "This film must be developed before July 1915." Maker is identified as Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y. and Kodak, Limited, Kingsway, London, W.C. Kodak resellers in Paris and Germany are also listed on the recto.

Eastman Kodak Company

Dufaycolor flat film

Plain cardboard packaging with yellow and red checkerboard sticker for Dufaycolor flat film, opened and empty. Originally contained 6 cut celluloid film sheets at 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Packaging indicates the product was sensitized and sold by Ilford Limited. Film batch number was D375 830A.

Ilford Limited

Eastman Color Negative II film

Round metal tin for 16 mm Eastman Color Negative II Film, opened and empty. Yellow sticker on canister indicates film length of 122 metres, and Kodak Canada catalogue number: 166 5687. Eastman Kodak Company is pressed into the bottom of the tin.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Agfa Commercial Orthochromatic film

Packaging for Agfa Commercial Orthochromatic film, opened and empty. A sticker on the top left indicates the product was safety film. A red, circular sticker at the top right depicts the logo for the NRA.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Royal dry plates

Packaging for Royal Dry Plate glass plate negatives, opened and empty except for a cardboard insert with black paper lining. Package originally contained 1 dozen 5 x 7 inch plates. The bottom of the box is stamped: 19 1854.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Ilford commercial ortho films medium speed

"Ilford commercial ortho films medium speed" printed on box label in brown ink with green and brown graphics; stamped "1 dozen," "7x5," and serial number "C06537A 26." The box is empty except for a cardboard insert.

Ilford Limited

Agfa Commercial Orthochromatic film

Agfa dry plate negatives in original packaging, opened but still containing a few plates. Package originally contained 1 dozen 5 x 7 inch negative plates. Stamp on back of box directs the user to develop before Aug 1939.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Agfa Commercial Orthochromatic filmpack

Filmpack produced by Agfa containing 12 cut celluloid films at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. In original orange cardboard packaging with blue and white lettering. Packaging has been opened. Red tissue surrounding the cardboard pack has also been opened, but black plastic film pack retains cardboard pull tabs that are typically removed when the film is exposed. Package is stamped with instructions to develop by June 1933.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Kodak Portra 120 film

Rolls of Portra 160 VC - 120 film in original packaging, unopened. Stamped on the wrappers is the develop-by date of 05/2002.

Triple Print colour film

Triple Print Colour Film 126 roll, 12 exposures, in original packaging. One of the boxes has been opened but the film roll is still sealed in plastic envelope and a set of instructions are included in the box. The boxes are stamped with develop-by dates of Jan and Dec 1976.

Triple Print Film Labs Ltd.

Kodachrome II colour movie film for daylight

Boxes of Kodachrome II Colour Movie Film for double 8mm roll cameras. Both films are sensitized for daylight exposures. The larger box gives directions to process before Oct. 1969, the smaller one before Nov 1972. There is a sticker on the larger box with a price from Simpson's department store: 3.99. The larger box has been opened, but still contains film and sheet of folded paper with instructions.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Verichrome film pack

Box contains one pack of 8 x 10.5 cm (3 14 x 4 1/4 inches) film sheets, 12 exposures, for use in film pack cameras or in plate cameras with film pack adapter, opened and unused. Dates given reflect the lifespan of the product (exact date unknown). Kodak Verichrome Film was introduced in 1931 and discontinued in 1956 with the introduction of Verichrome Pan film. Kodak/ History of Kodak : Milestones 1930-1959. 2009. http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/kodakHistory/1930_1959.shtml.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Agfa supersentitive panchromatic film

Box of Agfa supersensitive panchromatic film, opened and empty. It is stamped with instructions to develop by August 1933. The box contained one dozen sheets of 3.25 x 4.25 inch film.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Agfa Isopan ISS film

Opened box of Agfa Isopan ISS 100 film. Film is still in tin cannister inside box, likely unused. The box is stamped with a develop-by date of Feb 68.

Agfa Ansco Co.

Kodacolor VR-G 110 film

Box of Kodacolor VR-G 110 Film, ISO 200/24 exp. The logo from the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, 1988 is printed on the box. The box is stamped with directions for the user to develop before 08/89.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Verichrome pan film

Box of Kodak verichrome pan black & white panchromatic film, unopened. VP 116. Develop by date stamped on back - Sept 1970.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodachrome Type A for Ciné-Kodak

Packages of Cine-Kodak Kodachrome Type A 16mm motion picture film for artificial light. The larger box is unopened, and contains a magazine for loading the film into the camera, as well as 50 ft of film. It is stamped with a use-by date Dec 1946. The smaller box has been opened. It contains 100 ft of film in a small black cannister as well as a folded sheet with instructions. This box is stamped "Simpsons Cameras Toronto" in blue on the back, and with a use-by date of Apr 1943. Both films were manufactured in Rochester, NY but have stickers indicating they are to be returned to Canadian Kodak Co. Limited in Toronto for processing.

Eastman Kodak Company

Triple Print colour film

Unopened boxes of Famous Brand Triple Print Colour Film, 620 rolls. Boxes are stamped with use-before dates of Jan and Feb 1975.

Triple Print Film Labs Ltd.

Fujichrome 100 for color slides

Box of Fujichrome 100 film in original packaging, opened but unused, with directions to process before July 1990. 24 x 36mm exposures.

Fujifilm (Mississauga, Ont.)

Kodacraft Metal Printer Model A

Kodacraft Metal Printer Model A for contact prints. Silver box with red hinged lid and hole on right side for inserting a light bulb (bulb missing). For use with velox or azo papers.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Kodabromide photographic paper for post cards

Double weight, white smooth glossy photographic printing paper with pre-printed postal card backings. The package is sealed and unopened. Contains 500 sheets. Eastman Kodak catalogue number is printed on the box: 144 1484.

Eastman Kodak Company

Edison Mazda Photoflash bulb

G.E. Edison Mazda Photoflash Lamp with foil interior in original packaging. Package is stamped along a side edge "FEB 1937-A".

Canadian General Electric Company

General Electric Photoflash bulb

3 individually packaged G.E. Mazda Photoflash lamps. The three light bulbs are numbered according to size: 11, 21, 31. The bulbs were for news, amateur, and professional photography. The cardboard packages contain exposure guide number charts and recommended examples re: film speed and shutter speed. Two bulbs are wire-filled and one is foil-filled. The foil lamp is stamped 1936 and one of the wire lamps gives a date range of 1928-46 for the patent on the design.

Canadian General Electric Company

Superflood Photolamp No.1

1 package containing a Superflood Photolamp No.1 manufactured by Wabash Photolamp Corporation, a subsidiary of Wabash Appliance Corporation. Superflood Photolamp is used for amateur motion pictures and timed exposures.

Wabash Appliance Corporation

Westinghouse M2 flash bulbs

Box of 1 dozen Westinghouse M2 small wire-filled flash bulbs, colour balanced. Package has been opened but all bulbs are present.

Canadian Westinghouse Company

General Electric M3 flashbulbs

Box of 12 General Electric M3 Flashbulbs, wire-filled. The package has been opened and flashbulbs are loose inside.

Canadian General Electric Company

Daylight Kodak high speed ektachrome film

A high speed daylight colour film for slides produced by Kodak, in original, unopened packaging with instructions to process before January 1974. 8, 12, or 16 exposures at EH 120.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak ektachrome professional color film

Item is an unopened box of Type B Ektachrome colour film for transparencies by Kodak with instructions to process before July 1973. 8, 12, or 16 exposures. EPB 120.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Ektrachrome 50 color reversal film

Roll of Kodak Ektachrome colour reversal film in original packagining, unopened, with instrcutions to process before July 1991. 120 ISO 50/8, 10, 12 or 16 exp. Catalogue number #160 3984 Eastman Kodak, U.S.A.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Aero film

Ektachrome infrared film number 8443 in original packaging. 1 box has been opened and contains a small metal tin with a roll of film, likely unexposed, and a small, folded sheet with applications and instructions for use. The film was originally designed for aerial camoflauge photography and must be exposed in daylight conditions. The second box is still sealed. The packages give directions to process before October 1970 (opened package) and July 1971 (unopened package).

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Gold 35mm colour print film

Empty box of Kodak Gold 200 colour print film for bright sun and flash photography, originally contained 8 rolls of 35mm film with 24 exposures each. Kodak Canada catalogue #109 0091. The box is stamped with a develop by date of 06/2007.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Kodachrome 64 colour slide film

Kodak Kodachrome 64 35mm Colour Slide film rolls in original packaging. 1 box, originally containing 2 rolls, has been opened and damaged (piece detached from top of box) and 1 roll is missing. There is a folded envelope inside the box to be used to send the film to the Kodak Canada Inc. processing lab. The expiry date on the box is 04/90. The second box has not been opened and contains only 1 roll. The expiry date on this box is 12/99.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Kodachrome professional color reversal film

1 box of Kodachrome daylight colour reversal film in original, unopened packaging with directions to process before February 1989. ISO 25. 24 x 36 mm exposures. A 2nd box has been opened and contains 1 roll of film, unexposed, inside a black plastic cannister with a sheet of folded paper listing the properties and uses of the film in English and Japanese. (Exterior of box is printed in English only.) The second box gives directions to process before May 1986.

Eastman Kodak Company

[Kodak Tri-X Pan professional roll film]

Roll film in yellow paper wrapping, unopened. The film likely came in a cardboard box that would have described the film type and speed. The letters "TXP" are stamped repeatedly on the paper, along with the word "Kodak" in red. TXP typically refers to Kodak Tri-X Panchromatic black and white negative films. The only Tri-X films produced in a medium format roll with the designation 'TXP' is a 320 ISO in 120 and 220 sizes.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak verichrome pan film

2 boxes of Kodak verichrome pan black & white film in original, unopened packaging with directions to process before March 1972. ASA 125, VP 122. Produced by Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. A 3rd box, produced by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited in Toronto has instructions to develop before 1969. ASA 125, VP 122. Box is opened and contains 1 roll of film, held closed with a piece of clear tape. Film may have been exposed.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Panatomic-X fine grain black and white film

Yellow boxes containing 1 roll of Kodak Panatomic-X black and white film each, with 2 boxes stamped with instructions to process before June 1969 and the 3rd before September 1969. 24 x 36mm exposures, ASA 32. FX 135-20.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak photomicrography color film

Kodak photomicrography colour film on Estar base, SO-456. 2 rolls in original packaging, 1 opened. The opened package contains one metal twist-top tin with a roll of unexposed film, and a folded piece of yellow paper with film information and instructions for use. 36mm.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak T-Max professional film

Opened box of Kodak T-Max Professional 400 black and white film, originally contained 5 rolls of 120 but only 3 remain. Date stamped on side of box directs the user to develop by June 1989. A sheet of instructions folded inside the box give directions in various languages including English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese and Japanese.

Eastman Kodak Company

Polaroid Polacolor Land film type 108

3 boxes of Polaroid Colorpack film type 108, 2 packages have been opened but the film inside remains sealed in plastic envelopes. A folded sheet with instructions and a pack of film mounts accompanies the film in each package. Each film pack contains 8 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch prints. All three boxes are stamped with a use-before date of Aug 1972.

Kodak Professional film: Ektachrome

Package of 50 sheets, 8x 10 inch. Kodak Professional Ektachrome film for use with tungsten light, opened with some sheets missing. The box has been re-sealed with clear tape. Kodak Canada catalogue number 154 5870. Stamped for use by 03/1991.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak graphic arts film

Package of 50 sheets, Kodak Graphic Arts Kodalith Orthofilm Type 3 Film, 8 x 10 inches, opened with some sheets missing. Kodak Canada catalogue number 154 5870. Stamped for use by 3/79.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Professional film: Vericolor III type S

Packages of Kodak Professional Vericolor III film, type S for 8 x 10 inch prints. One package is unopened, the other has been re-sealed with scotch tape. The boxes are stamped for processing by 07/1990 and 11/1990.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak glass plates

Package of 12 Kodak Tri-X panchromatic glass plate negatives, Type B, 8 x 10 inches. Stamped for use by MAR78. The package is torn but does not appear to have been opened.

Stanley dry plates

Box of 1 dozen 4.5 inch glass plate negatives in original box. Logo on box lid is an illustration of a knight on horseback with the words "On Stanley On". Package is opened. Plates are wrapped in tissue. Box is three-style enclosure. The Stanley Dry Plate Company was purchased by Eastman Kodak in 1904, and this box shows the Kodak branding, dating them after 1904. See The Stanley Museum, Kingfield, Maine: http://www.stanleymuseum.org/Museum%20-%20Kingfield%20ME.html

2 plates removed and placed on display in a glass plate drying rack in the Special Collections reading room.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak Ektrachrome 100 Film

Roll of Kodak Ektachrome daylight professional film in original packagining, unopened, with instrcutions to process before May 1991. EPN 135-36. 36 x 36mm exposures.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak verichrome pan film

Kodak verichrome 116 mm black and white film, ASA 125. Develop by dates are given as Sept and March 1970.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak verichrome pan film

Box of Kodak verichrome pan black & white panchromatic film, unopened. VP 828. Develop by date stamped on back - June 1971.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Triple Print colour film

Triple Print Colour Film 127 roll, 8 or 12 exposures, unopened in original packaging. The box is stamped with a develop-by date of January 1975.

Triple Print Film Labs Ltd.

Ilford colour filter

Small grey envelope packaging, opened and empty, for Ilford gelatin film filters for daylight use. Produced by Dufaycolor according to sticker on back. 3x3 inch.

Ilford Limited

Photolab envelopes

Packaging for photographs, used by various photolabs or photographic developers to deliver finished prints to the consumer. All used, open and empty.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Film instruction leaflets

Leaflets produced to accompany the purchase of a new roll of film, giving instructions for use and price list for other film products manufactured by the various companies.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Film labels

3 papers with torn edges, probably attached to a large format plate holder for film and detached when the film was used. The films were Comet Plates, Portrait Panchromatic for Kodachrome Dry Plates and Autographic Cartridges, all by Eastman Kodak Co.

Eastman Kodak Company

Stanley dry plates

Box of 1 dozen 3.5 x 3.5 inch glass plate negatives in original box. Logo on box lid is an illustration of a knight on horseback with the words "On Stanley On". Dark red trim around the edges of the top and bottom box. Package is opened. Missing directions, formulas manual. Plates are dusty. The Stanley Dry Plate Company was purchased by Eastman Kodak in 1904, and the plates continued to be made with the Kodak brand name affixed to the label. This box shows no Kodak branding, dating them between 1884 and 1904. See The Stanley Museum, Kingfield, Maine: http://www.stanleymuseum.org/Museum%20-%20Kingfield%20ME.html

The Stanley Dry Plate Company

Studio light: A magazine of information for the profession: Vol.15, No.11

Illustrated magazine for the professional photographer, incorporating The Aristo Eagle (Est. 1901) and The Artura Bulletin (Est. 1906). Articles on technique, news of the Photographers' Association of America, and advertisements. Small paper insert inside front cover, advertising the Eastman Floodlight.

Eastman Kodak Company

Ayer's American almanac, for the use of farmers,...

Thin, paper bound almanac with prediction tables for each month in 1870. The publisher affirms its accuracy for use in North America and Britain. Along the spine is printed the name of the distributor: Northrop & Lyman, Newcastle, General Agents for Province of Ontario.

Ayer, J. C. (James Cook)