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Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by jonw, Feb 15, 2010.
I believe these are wet plate holders. Can anyone confirm my suspicions?
From what I can see, they do look like plate holders.
look like dry plate
Where did you find them Jon?
Dry plate holders usually have 2 darkslides and allow 2 plates which is why these look like they might be for wet plate.
Any chance they are x-ray plate holders of some kind?
I got several of these -- they also make for decent contact printing frames. I thought they were for keeping film perfectly flat during exposure in the camera.
They came with an 11x14 Studio Deardorff I puchased. Originally, my most recent research indicates they were used by the Naval Photography school at Pensacola, FL and were sold in the 1970's as surplus.
They may in be dry plate holders. I honestly don't know. They do have one dark slide in each holder and inside the holder is a dense foam. The "dense foam" material are fine and are not crumbling etc.
They definitely would keep the "film" flat. But, are they wet or dry plat holders? I don't think they are x-ray film holders, but I again don't know for certain.
I meant film -- as in modern film.
they are for keeping film flat.
i use them for shooting wet plate all the time. great stuff. makes every 8x10 camera a wet plate camera.
Cool....I love versatility. Although I won't have the time to try them as a wet plate or even a dry plate holder......Too much other stuff on my plate.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
I hope someone buys them...they are posted on apug ad section.