Non Glass Autochrome ? Is there such a thing ?

Discussion in 'Silver Gelatin Based Emulsion Making & Coating' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

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    Hi there ,

    I want to learn is there such a thing like soft base , non glass , autochrome film like modern films in the history ?

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    Mustafa Umut Sarac

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    Yes there was a film version of Autochrome sold as Lumicolor (roll film) and Filmcolor (sheet film). The Lumiere company said it was an adaptation of the Autochrome process for high speed hand held use, still rather slow by modern terms. It was available in the mid to late 1930's, I have their advert in front of me right now :D

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    Ian , Good morning to you , Did Lumiere use starch grains for these films or what was the technology ?

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    Not sure Umut, and the book that could probably tell me is back in the UK.

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    polachrome instant 35mm and the Polaroid 691 was also in a loose sense working on autochrome principle.
     
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    And when even referring to Lumiere Alticolor whith its novel grains, we should not forget Agfacolor "old" which also employed a random additive screen coated on film.

    As I indicated before I doubt that all images designated as being Autochrome are actually Autochrome...