A116-6 film

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  1. Robusto

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    Can anyone tell me about this i have come across a used roll of it and wondered wether it could be processed and how old it may be
     

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    Isn't it Kodak Autographic film, same size (width) as 120) but it uses a carbon tissue between the backing paper & film and also gives 2½ x 4¼ negatives. I have an Autographic 1a that takes that film. The camera has a stylus & window so you can write a title/details on the negative via the carbon paper.

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    have you any idea how old this maybe and could i get it developed?
     
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    According to some websites 116 film was only discontinued in 1984, but in practice A116 cameras were dropped in 1932, Kodak bought the Patent rights in 1914. A116 film may have been made for a few years longer

    Depends what the film is but ID-11/D76 would be the best choice probably 9-10 minutes in stock solution, maybe a little longer. It was designed for contact printing on Velox paper so at that time would have been developed to a higher contrast. I'd process it if I was in the UK, but I'm not back for a couple of months.

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    It is possible the film has already been processed (and is no loger there), as the spool looks rather thin where the film/backing paper wraps around it.

    Someone might have kept the spool/backing papers as a memento.

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    Hello,

    As Ian said 116 (and later 616 on the thinner spool) is 2 1/2" wide. But, 120 is 2 1/4". I re-spool 70mm film onto old 116 and 616 spools to use in my old cameras.

    There are still old adjustable tanks that take 116/616 film. I agree, it looks empty. Easy to tell - just unroll a bit in the dark or in a change bag, and you will be able to feel the film end. It will be quite stiff if it is that old. I am not sure when Kodak started using metal spools.

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    Your right Clarence, marginally wider roll, I was sold my Kodak 1a Autographic as a 120 film camera, a few years ago, it does have a film spool which looks roughly 120'ish in size and the vicar (minister) who sold it probably had it given to him to raise church funds. Mine has a metal spool. The cameras do look nice, a sort of classic inter war design, I had intended using it but it'll go back on display when we finally move to a new house.

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