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2 years ago
Matador Mac
In what form of tin did you use? Sheet, wire, rod, etc.? Was it pure or tin coated? Thank you.
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2 years ago
Matador Mac
Good day. While reading another topic and following some posted old reference links I came across the use of zinc metal, when inserted into a batch of too old, too red collodion to decolorize it. This was found in "Notes and Queries", the "Restoration of old Collodion". This note provided by a Mr. Hautes Pyrenes Luz, which appears to be more likely a nom de plume. It is a direct reactio
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2 years ago
Matador Mac
Ah yes, that should be the problem. The root cause is the industrial formulation of the mineral spirits. They are defined by a lower and higher boiling point (distillation tower stuff). Thus mineral spirits is not pure and does vary not only within a brand but between brands. Companies like Shell can give you more information about their products. In general the mineral spirits listed with
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8 years ago
Matador Mac
I am facing a shortage of tintypes for an upcoming field event and am preparing my second approach. Using ambrotypes for the workshop. That of course brings up the problem of transporting to the field the necessary 5 x 7 plates. How are people safely bringing glass plates for their field work. I am thinking of 40 to 60 plates at this time. I would like to know how this was done historica
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8 years ago
Matador Mac
Hi all. The shared experiences so far have given me much to think about and to use for various occasions. Thanks. I have yet to make a brass matte for my ambrotypes and tintypes but from other experiences you might want to think about brass shim stock. This is available in a wide array of thicknesses (thinneses) many of which will cut with a sharp knife or heavy scissors. Regards M
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8 years ago
Matador Mac
Thank you for the information, I think that may do nicely. Regards Mark MacKenzie
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8 years ago
Matador Mac
All very sound ideas, thank you. When you say acid free black tape which product are you meaning? Also, when you use a black background of whichever type mentioned and then tape the edges of the image package what do you do if anything for an inexpensive, temporary travelling case/envelope? Regards Mac
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8 years ago
Matador Mac
Hello. I am new to the forum and only a bit more familiar with wet plate photography. My question is this? When producing ambrotypes and perhaps tintypes in the field (not necessarily reenacting but in workshops, etc.) how are people packaging the resulting images to give to the clients/volunteers? An enclosure for a tintype looks easier to come up with than an ambrotype. When in my lab I
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