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    Where can I get 1mm glass sheets? That is what was used to make Kodak film plates that I recently used. Those plates are thinner than the standard single strength 1/16th inch glass. Thanks.
     
  2. Ray Rogers

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    Putting the Pep back in Pepsi

    It depens on where you are :smile:

    One expensive option to consider
    if you only want very small pieces
    one option is glass slide mounts for 120 film.... I think I measured mine
    (made in Holland or Belgium?) at 0.9 mm.

    otherwise, again for expensve stuff, try a biological supply house....

    I get mine locally and they can also supply it without the green tint
    that nearly all affordable glass has.

    More expensive than Coca.... :wink:
     
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    What size do you need?
     
  4. Martin Reed

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    If you're in Europe, at Silverprint we've got 8x10" glass this thickness, comes in packs of 20. We got them from the original Ilford company, they had a large quantity they wanted to dispose of. Very heavy in quantity, so probably not economic to ship to the States.
     
  5. Ray Rogers

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    Hi Martin,

    That's nice to know...
    Your store has so many nice things hidden between the shelves and behind the elves!

    I looked on your web site but could not find it...
    Could you tell me (here or by PM if that's better) their cost and weight?

    I am pleasently surprised that they are 1 mm... I would have thought 8x10's would have been a bit thicker... Do you know anything about how Ilford were using them? What product line did they come from? Or, does anyone listening know what 1 mm glass plate products Ilford produced?

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
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    I found 1mm acrylic glass on eBay, is this useable for photography?
     
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    8x15 & 12x15 inches. That may be too large for safe handeling of 1mm glass.
    I have a crate of Kodak 8x10 plate film, 12 boxes of 12 sheets each. They are all 1mm thin. I guess some of it could be cut down to smaller sizes. I'm ready now to try single strength at 8x15; it it does not scratch from the slides 1mm would only lighten the load.
     
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    I just looked at the website of a dealer in technical glass. Floatglass 1mm is a stock item. So it can't be that hard to find. (If you can live with the standard green tint.)
     
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    We haven't put them on the website, it's been mainly counter sales to people prepared to carry them away themselves. They're £30 + VAT per 20 pack, weight is 3.2 kg per pack. We've got about 15 packs left.

    We were told they had been ordered by Ilford for safelight filter manufacture, which rings true, as it was about then they dropped the range of safelight filters. I haven't looked at one to check but it's probably 2 glasses with a gel filter sandwiched between.
     
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    Here's a related factoid set, just for fun, but also because you may find an old plate holder that was sized for an expected standard.

    From the 1960 edition of The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography p 1142.
    Plate Sizes and Thicknesses:

    2-1/2x3-1/2 (6x9 cm) => 0.04 - 0.05 in ( ~1.0 mm)
    4x6 in (10x15 cm) => 0.05 in (~1.3 mm)
    8x10 in (20x25 cm) => 0.06 in (~1.5 mm)
    12x15 in (30x38 cm) => 0.08 in (~2.0 mm)
    > 24 x 30 inches => 0.13 inches! Uff dah, my aching back.

    d
     
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  12. Ray Rogers

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    Ah yes, that makes sense.
    Thanks for the information.

    Too bad I didn't see them when I was there, maybe next time.
     
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    Denise - I think your units for the metric thickness should be mm, not cm.
     
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    Yup. It's nice to have eagle-eye friends watching your back! Thanks. (It's back for another pot of coffee for me.)
     
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    And "> 24 x 30 inches => 1.3 inches! Uff dah, my aching back." doesn't sound feasible.

    Ian
     
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    :smile:Make that Two (2.0) pots of coffee!
     
  17. fpoint

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    I hate to come off as self serving but it looks like you still don't have a supplier for 1mm clear glass. I sell it. I won't post my web address unless requested but feel free to reply with your email address and I'll send a personal message.
     
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    Please, go ahead and post it. Or send it to me and I'll post it.
     
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    Ditto on what Kirk said. (Translation: Me too! Me too!)

    It is my personal opinion that informative commercial type posts are welcomed... only when they get repeated do they quickly become unwanted.

    Ray
     
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    1mm AN glass

    Thanks Guys,

    You can get Clear float glass in 1,2,3mm thicknesses at my web site. Size up to 28" square. Http://www.fpointinc.com

    Mike Sparks
    Focal Point
     
  21. Ray Rogers

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    Hi Mike.

    I have seen your site before - perhaps I just ran into it or perhaps someone pointed it out.

    Anyway, your title mentioned AN glass, but I suspect most of the people here really want very very cheap clear glass,
    which very cheap or not, it looks like you do carry.

    One mistake I found, (a typo - at least I hope it is a typo) is:

    HOPE 4X5 AN GLASS 2M
    HP45AN2
    $ 41.80

    I don't think you could sell 2 meter thick 4x5 inch glass for such a low price! :smile:

    I found the site a bit hard to read... well perhaps I needed to spend more time looking it over... I failed to fully see what the names meant
    (eg. HOPE in the above typo) I knew some names (such as LPL) but not others....

    Ray
     
  22. fpoint

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    translating my site

    Yes, the site is a bit cumbersom with over 400 listing of glass sizes. I've got 30 years worth of manufacturers specs on glass in the store and it's gotten a personality of it's own. I'll fix the Hope listing. You're right 2mm glass thickness. That's why you see a few unfamiliar listings but I still get the occational inquiry for the old stuff.

    FYI, Hope once manufactured one of the most popular film and paper processors for pro labs. They also made minilabs when that industry began.

    To find a specific glass size I recommend searching on, for example, 4x5, or MS45 and it will return just that size to look through. Or if you have a particular manufacturer type that into the search window.

    In the mean time you can always use the "contact us" feature and request a quote.

    Thanks
    mike
     
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    Here is another option for thin sheet glass – a whole glass supplier in my neighborhood (D&L Stained Glass – Denver) carries 1/16" thin float glass, which works out to be 1.6mm. Their retail price for a 30x40 sheet is 2.65, with price breaks for larger quantities. I haven't ever ordered this particular glass, so I don't know its characteristics, tin v. plain side, etc.
    They are a wholesale shop, so you would need to have some sort of business license and set up an account.
    They are great to work with.
     
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    I bought some replacement AN glass from Mike before and was very pleased with the transaction. Good price too.