Modern 8x10 Wet Plate Holders?

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  1. jonw

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    I believe these are wet plate holders. Can anyone confirm my suspicions?
    Thanks. Jon
     

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    From what I can see, they do look like plate holders.
     
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    look like dry plate
     
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    Where did you find them Jon?
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Jon
     
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    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.

    Jon
     
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    I meant film -- as in modern film.

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    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.
     
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    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.:D

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.:wink:

    I hope someone buys them...they are posted on apug ad section.

    Jon