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Photograph & Film Technology Collection

  • 2005.005
  • Collection

This collection consists of photographic films, papers and chemicals used by various individuals for amateur or professional purposes. The collection also includes camera accessories, flash equipment, various lenses, exposure meters (light meters) and equpiment used for darkroom processing and printing. This is a growing collection, created to help preserve the materials used for analogue photographic developing, printing and enlarging.

Minox daylight developing tank

This item is a daylight developing tank, manufactured by Minox and made of bakelite material. The tank comes with two rings to be used in the development of shorter 15 and 36 exposure lengths of film introduced in 1968 and 1969. The thermometer is no longer with the tank. The tank comes with original packaging.

2 way paper easel

The item is constructed from two pieces of black metal with rectangular and square openings to be used with 3 1/2 x 5 inch photographic paper to produce two different sizes of prints .

Kodak Velox paper

Item is an envelope of Kodak Velox paper, white, smooth glossy single weight, for 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch prints. WSG.3S. Contains 25 sheets. Package has been opened, some sheets of printing paper remain. Printed instructions that would have been folded inside a package of Kodak Velox paper.

Cine-Kodak Duo Splicer outfit

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Duo Spicer Outfit complete with film cement, containers, an envelope of mounting screws and strips of practice film, and splicer. Missing applicators. For 8mm and 16mm movies, buth sound and silent.

Image Arts

Paterson miro focuser

Item is a device to focus an image on the easel of an photographic enlarger before exposing the paper. It consists of a magnifier and an optical tube to look down and to see a portion of the projected image. One places the unit on the enlarging easel and adjusts the enlarger focus knob, until fine detail such as grain comes into focus. This ensures a properly focused image. The locking screw for securing the ocular in place is missing.

Marktime

Item is a clockwork timer that will switch an enlarger On and Off to a preset timefor exposure. A time scale allows settings form 0 to 60 seconds. One can lock a time to repeat it, if neccesary. Includes instruction manual

Kodak Mailer for Color Movies

Item consists of of 2 Kodak mailers for color movies. They are prepaid processing packages that allowed the user to mail in and have processed 1 super 8 - 50 ft. cartridge, or super 8 - 50 ft. sound cartridge Kodachrome or Ektachrome 40, 160 or Type G movie film.

Image Arts

Eastman Viewing Glass

Item consists of 3 viewing lenses designed to be used by the photographer during lighting set up to determine how the scene will appear when captured by different kinds of photographic film. Set includes standard, gaffer, and panchromatic lenses.

Hughes, Gordon

Eastman Studio Scale

Item consists of an Eastman Studio Scale. It has a wooden base, a 6 piece weight set and a plaque that reads Avoirdupois Weight. It was used to facilitate the mixing of chemicals in a photographer's dark room.

Image Arts

Kodak Reflection-Transmission Color Densitometer Model RT

Item consists of a Kodak Reflection-Transmission Color Densitometer Model RT. When using the transmission mode, the densitometer can be used to measure the density of a negative, and when using the reflection mode, it can measure the saturation of a resulting print. This allows for a photographer to choose the correct paper and exposure to make prints with, without the need to experiment with test strips.

Image Arts

Kodak wooden developing tank

Item consists of a wooden box used for black and white film developing, containing a stainless steel round metal film tank and reel for 120mm film, 2 handles for film winding that fit through holes in the box, 1 film spool, and a metal instrument. A metal spool holder is mounted to the inside of the box. To use the developing tank, the film backing paper is attached to a spindle in the wooden developing tank, along with a light-tight cover, all of which are wound onto the spindle. The spindle is then transferred to the metal developing tank to be processed.

Source: Early Photography (2019). Roll-film developing tanks. Retrieved from: http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_D70-X.html

Kodak liquid retouching colors

Item is a set of colour pigments, produced by the Eastman Kodak Company and used to touch up colour prints and transparencies. The set contains 10 pigments; green, cyan, blue, magenta, red, yellow, orange, brown, neutral and reducer.

Eastman Kodak Company

Ilford Contact photographic paper

Item is an envelope of Ilford Photographic Paper, single weight, extra hard, glossy producing 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch prints. Originally contained 25 sheets. Package has been opened and used. There are now 2 packages of black foil wrapped papers inside. Label glued to front of package gives retailer as "Kwick Studios Ltd. Photographers, and Photographic Supplies 262 Heathway Dagenham, Essex".

Ilford Limited

2 Darkroom lights

Item consists of two darkroom lights. Each has a wooden base holding a metal cylinder that surrounds a darkroom bulb. The power cord is thread through the wooden base to connect to the bulb. Only one still has a bulb. The inside of both metal cylinders has been painted white.

Image Arts

Kodak Developing and Printing Outfit No. 2

Item consists of a cardboard box containing materials necessary to develop film and print black and white photographs at home. Items include a Kodak candle lamp darkroom light, glass chemical stirrer, glass measuring cup, darkroom thermometer, 3 black enameled printing trays, black enameled adjustable printing frame for 95 x 150 mm (3.75" x 6"), 95 x 95mm (3.75" x 3.75"), and 65 x 95 mm (2.5" x 3.75") prints. The set includes the original yellow Kodak box, and an insturction booklet for the use of the set.