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British exports to Japan in the 1910s
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I am interested in the types of photographic plate products made available from British manufacturers in Japan at around 1914.  I am particularly interested in Ordinary, Photo-mechanical and Process…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pritchard Aug 3.

Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards
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As a part of a wider photo history project I am interested in the characteristics of these type of glass plates, sometimes also produced as flexible films. They were introduced from 1895 but were in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Hodgson May 31.

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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
Michael Pritchard replied to Alan Hodgson's discussion British exports to Japan in the 1910s
"There are some high level Board of Trade export stats that might help, nothing that I know of that gives any detail. Kodak's records in the Kodak Historical Collection at the British Library may show something about its own exports"
Aug 3
Alan Hodgson posted a discussion

British exports to Japan in the 1910s

I am interested in the types of photographic plate products made available from British manufacturers in Japan at around 1914.  I am particularly interested in Ordinary, Photo-mechanical and Process plate availability.The reason for my interest is that Japanese academics of the time seem to have been taking different paths to their British colleagues. This may be down to simple availability of materials.See More
Aug 3
Alan Hodgson replied to Alan Hodgson's discussion Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards
"Hi Tony. Thanks for that. They were indeed a 1930s product, introduced when Ilford had a Process Department. You can see where this product fits in the 1935 hierarchy here.  I have a little detail on that product but I may get back to you on…"
May 31
Tony Richards replied to Alan Hodgson's discussion Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards
"Hi John, I have several boxes of Ilford N50 halftone glass plates from quarter plate to 12x16 inch. I think they are classed as high contrast thin film half tone. I can open one of the boxes and see if there is any paper info inside if that's…"
May 30
Alan Hodgson commented on Gareth Bryn Evans's blog post Kodak Research: Interesting Imaging Systems
"Hi Gareth. Fascinating story. I was 22 years with Ilford and we had similar machinations! I am in the process of writing a history of Nuclear Emulsions, which starts with Process and Halftone plates around 1900. If you have knowledge of or contacts…"
May 10
Alan Hodgson posted a discussion

Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards

As a part of a wider photo history project I am interested in the characteristics of these type of glass plates, sometimes also produced as flexible films. They were introduced from 1895 but were in production in various forms for decades.I have some comparisons from the 1890s Journal of the Royal Photographic Society and a little from the BJP. If anyone has manufacturers information in particular I would be keen to hear.See More
Mar 28
Alan Hodgson replied to Roger Hyam's discussion Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process?
"Hi Tony. Give me your email address and I will send you some of Alan E's work on this"
Mar 11
Susie Clark left a comment for Alan Hodgson
"Hi Alan Thank you for getting in touch and yes, that's me! I would be happy to discuss this further. This week is a bit hectic but may be next week? It might be easier to arrange things by email and my email address is…"
Feb 23
Alan Hodgson replied to Paul Kay's discussion Looking for roll film holder information
"Unfortunately the International Standards do not go back that far. ISO Technical Committee 42 (Photography) only started in 1947. You can coax the listing of standards to only give you the old, withdrawn ones which can be a useful…"
Dec 14, 2020
Alan Hodgson replied to Roger Hyam's discussion Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process?
"Hi Roger. An overview of the Curtis Centennial Project appeared in the BJP 06.10.99 pp16-17, followed by a short feature in The Times 11.10.99. If your French is up to it there was a more detailed article in Le Photographe #1580 in December 2000…"
Nov 13, 2020

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At 15:29 on February 23, 2021, Susie Clark said…

Hi Alan

Thank you for getting in touch and yes, that's me! I would be happy to discuss this further. This week is a bit hectic but may be next week? It might be easier to arrange things by email and my email address is susieclarkconservation@gmail.com.

Best wishes

Susie

 
 
 

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