Verichrome

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  1. Ian Grant

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    What company introduced Verichrome ? Trick question :smile:

    And by the way Wikipedia is years off the true dates (until I update it) :D

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    You won't find the answer in that thread AnscoJohn :D

    Bebbington is way off mark, so's MVH :smile:
     
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    W & W :D
     
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    Correct, Verichrome wasn't a Kodak product at all, it was originally made by Wratten & Wainright, of Croydon, England, who were later bought by Kodak, for 2 reasons, firstly to acquire their knowledge of Panchromatic emulsions, and also to get their hands on Mees to head up a new Research facility in Rochester.

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    If I remember correctly, Eastman's acqusition of W&W was one of Mees's demands. I think Mees had a part ownership in W&W or, at least had the concerns of the other employees in mind when he negotiated that with Eastman.

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    Probably, and then remember the W&W research team almost certainly became the core of Harrow Research facility, and that Wratten continued tarding.

    Kodak had by then tried unsuccessfully twice to buy or amalgamate with Ilford.

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    If memory serves, I developed a roll of Verichrome that was found in an old folder here not too many months ago. It was similar to developing (you'll have to imagine) a "long thin sheet of jello". Strange stuff.