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Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
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HelloI've come across a few photographs that were taken inside Ilford Mobberley Factory in the 1930s. Unfortunately the photographs aren't captioned and I can't say for certain what some of the…Continue

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Nicola Mayer replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Thank you Alan for your incredibly helpful replies! I can now catalogue them with a bit more confidence. "
Sep 1
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Spot on. Checking coating quality."
Aug 31
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This looks like a paper guillotine. Converting a slitting of paper into sheets. Not boring if you want to stay attached to your fingers!"
Aug 31
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This looks like a very basic film drier. A festoon of film was hung up with tension top and bottom in a climate controlled room. "
Aug 31
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This one is a more basic system. I am going to guess that it is the input end. Basic in that there is no base cleaning or input festoon. That must have been one boring job."
Aug 31
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Hi Nicola. I may be able to help with these. But not first hand - I didn't arrive at Mobberley until 1983! This looks like the input (unreeling) or output (re-reeling) end of a film coating machine. I am going to guess that it is the output…"
Aug 31
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Hi Nicola. I may be able to help with these. But not first hand - I didn't arrive at Mobberley until 1983! This looks like the input (unreeling) or output (re-reeling) end of a film coating machine. I am going to guess that it is the output…"
Aug 31
Nicola Mayer replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Checking paper after emulsion has been applied? "
Aug 31
Nicola Mayer replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Checking film using safelight?"
Aug 31
Nicola Mayer replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Trimming paper? "
Aug 31
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Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.

HelloI've come across a few photographs that were taken inside Ilford Mobberley Factory in the 1930s. Unfortunately the photographs aren't captioned and I can't say for certain what some of the factory workers are doing. Any insight would be hugely appreciated. I think I can only add one photo to the body of this post, so I'll add the others to the comments below. Inspecting film before emulsion is applied?…See More
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