View Full Version : Looking for 8x10 film sheaths for plate holders

05-18-2006, 01:11 PM
Hi folks. I'm still kicking myself for screwing-up on a recent bid for some Kodak 8x10 film sheaths: I forgot to "save" the snipe I entered, and as a result the 12 sheaths went for $15.00, :o a fraction of what I was willing to spend. Such is life.

So,...I'm putting my request out to anyone who might have any leads on 6 - 8x10 film sheaths, since I have three N.O.S. Kodak/Graflex 8x10 plate holders that I'd love to be able to start using. Thanks.

05-18-2006, 01:14 PM
I don't have 8x10 film sheaths, but I do have four 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 film sheaths for plate holders if anyone is interested.

05-18-2006, 03:49 PM
A set showed up today on the auction site: 7620941248

Justin Cormack
08-14-2006, 09:39 AM
Hmm, anyone have any in half plate? (6.5x4.75)

How easy are they to make? Can someone post a picture?

08-14-2006, 10:18 AM
I have a few in 5x7" if anyone needs them - they're just a little bit too small for my 13x18cm plate camera holders. I have 13x18 ones too, but I'm using those!

08-14-2006, 10:22 AM
Justin, I think it may be easier to cut some glass to size (be sure to sand off the edges - very sharp otherwise!), put the film onto this with some low-tack glue or do it the "Ole Tjugen way" - use some jam or marmalade as glue. :)

I think it is the high amount of sugar that is the active ingredient in this. So, maybe just water with a lot of sugar works, too? I may be wrong...

Justin Cormack
08-14-2006, 12:49 PM
Yes, I think I will do that - found a friendly glass shop today and have ordered 20 for tomorrow morning, so I can start making plates as well as sticking film to them. Hoping 2mm glass will be ok, there is about 5mm space for 2 plates and paper between should be ok, dont seem to be able to get thinner glass.

If you boil the sugar it should work, that makes it go sticky. I might just use spraymount though...

08-14-2006, 12:56 PM
I use cheap "clip" frames from IKEA as glass donors - much cheaper than having them cut to size. Fortunately they still come in "standard" sizes - 18x24, 8x10", 24x30, 30x40.

I've got inserts for 6.5x9, 9x12, 13x18 and 18x24 as well as the 5x7". Anything larger than 8x10" I'd much rather stick to a glass plate, at least there's a better chance of it staying flat that way!

The jam trick was an emergency solution when I discovered I'd forgotten to bring the sticky spray. But it does have the advantage of being water soluble as well as "environmentally sound".

08-14-2006, 09:57 PM
If you say so, Ole, I'm sure it works. But seems like a waste of perfectly good jam to me.

Justin Cormack
08-15-2006, 06:18 PM
Well I now have a big pile of half plate pieces of glass, and 2mm fits ok in the holders. So now its sanding and cleaning, and hoping for no light leaks...