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studiocarter
06-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Where can I get 1mm glass sheets? That is what was used to make Kodak film plates that I recently used. Those plates are thinner than the standard single strength 1/16th inch glass. Thanks.

Ray Rogers
06-24-2009, 11:56 PM
Where can I get 1mm glass sheets? That is what was used to make Kodak film plates that I recently used. Those plates are thinner than the standard single strength 1/16th inch glass. Thanks.

It depens on where you are :)

One expensive option to consider
if you only want very small pieces
one option is glass slide mounts for 120 film.... I think I measured mine
(made in Holland or Belgium?) at 0.9 mm.

otherwise, again for expensve stuff, try a biological supply house....

I get mine locally and they can also supply it without the green tint
that nearly all affordable glass has.

More expensive than Coca.... ;)

Vaughn
06-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Where can I get 1mm glass sheets? That is what was used to make Kodak film plates that I recently used. Those plates are thinner than the standard single strength 1/16th inch glass. Thanks.

What size do you need?

Martin Reed
06-25-2009, 01:48 AM
If you're in Europe, at Silverprint we've got 8x10" glass this thickness, comes in packs of 20. We got them from the original Ilford company, they had a large quantity they wanted to dispose of. Very heavy in quantity, so probably not economic to ship to the States.

Ray Rogers
06-25-2009, 05:26 AM
If you're in Europe, at Silverprint we've got 8x10" glass this thickness, comes in packs of 20. We got them from the original Ilford company, they had a large quantity they wanted to dispose of. Very heavy in quantity, so probably not economic to ship to the States.

Hi Martin,

That's nice to know...
Your store has so many nice things hidden between the shelves and behind the elves!

I looked on your web site but could not find it...
Could you tell me (here or by PM if that's better) their cost and weight?

I am pleasently surprised that they are 1 mm... I would have thought 8x10's would have been a bit thicker... Do you know anything about how Ilford were using them? What product line did they come from? Or, does anyone listening know what 1 mm glass plate products Ilford produced?

Thanks,

Ray

GCyberfish
06-25-2009, 06:38 AM
I found 1mm acrylic glass on eBay, is this useable for photography?

keithwms
06-25-2009, 08:14 AM
Acrylic scratches very easily, and is very staticky (=attracts dust), so I'd not advise it.

You might look at Quartz Scientific, that's where I get some stuff for my lab...

http://quartzscientific.thomasnet.com/category/discs-and-plates?

I suppose Ace Glass may also have some.

studiocarter
06-25-2009, 02:12 PM
What size do you need?
8x15 & 12x15 inches. That may be too large for safe handeling of 1mm glass.
I have a crate of Kodak 8x10 plate film, 12 boxes of 12 sheets each. They are all 1mm thin. I guess some of it could be cut down to smaller sizes. I'm ready now to try single strength at 8x15; it it does not scratch from the slides 1mm would only lighten the load.

AgX
06-25-2009, 03:35 PM
I just looked at the website of a dealer in technical glass. Floatglass 1mm is a stock item. So it can't be that hard to find. (If you can live with the standard green tint.)

Martin Reed
06-26-2009, 03:40 AM
.....
I looked on your web site but could not find it...
Could you tell me (here or by PM if that's better) their cost and weight?.....Do you know anything about how Ilford were using them? What product line did they come from? .....
Ray

We haven't put them on the website, it's been mainly counter sales to people prepared to carry them away themselves. They're 30 + VAT per 20 pack, weight is 3.2 kg per pack. We've got about 15 packs left.

We were told they had been ordered by Ilford for safelight filter manufacture, which rings true, as it was about then they dropped the range of safelight filters. I haven't looked at one to check but it's probably 2 glasses with a gel filter sandwiched between.

dwross
06-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Here's a related factoid set, just for fun, but also because you may find an old plate holder that was sized for an expected standard.

From the 1960 edition of The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography p 1142.
Plate Sizes and Thicknesses:

2-1/2x3-1/2 (6x9 cm) => 0.04 - 0.05 in ( ~1.0 mm)
4x6 in (10x15 cm) => 0.05 in (~1.3 mm)
8x10 in (20x25 cm) => 0.06 in (~1.5 mm)
12x15 in (30x38 cm) => 0.08 in (~2.0 mm)
> 24 x 30 inches => 0.13 inches! Uff dah, my aching back.

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Ray Rogers
06-26-2009, 10:04 AM
We haven't put them on the website, it's been mainly counter sales to people prepared to carry them away themselves. They're 30 + VAT per 20 pack, weight is 3.2 kg per pack. We've got about 15 packs left.

We were told they had been ordered by Ilford for safelight filter manufacture, which rings true, as it was about then they dropped the range of safelight filters. I haven't looked at one to check but it's probably 2 glasses with a gel filter sandwiched between.

Ah yes, that makes sense.
Thanks for the information.

Too bad I didn't see them when I was there, maybe next time.

Kirk Keyes
06-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Plate Sizes and Thicknesses:

2-1/2x3-1/2 (6x9 cm) => 0.04 - 0.05 in ( ~1.0 cm)

Denise - I think your units for the metric thickness should be mm, not cm.

dwross
06-26-2009, 10:30 AM
Denise - I think your units for the metric thickness should be mm, not cm.

Yup. It's nice to have eagle-eye friends watching your back! Thanks. (It's back for another pot of coffee for me.)

Ian Grant
06-26-2009, 10:39 AM
And "> 24 x 30 inches => 1.3 inches! Uff dah, my aching back." doesn't sound feasible.

Ian

dwross
06-26-2009, 10:51 AM
And "> 24 x 30 inches => 1.3 inches! Uff dah, my aching back." doesn't sound feasible.

Ian

:)Make that Two (2.0) pots of coffee!

fpoint
08-19-2009, 01:03 PM
I hate to come off as self serving but it looks like you still don't have a supplier for 1mm clear glass. I sell it. I won't post my web address unless requested but feel free to reply with your email address and I'll send a personal message.

Kirk Keyes
08-19-2009, 02:31 PM
Please, go ahead and post it. Or send it to me and I'll post it.

Ray Rogers
08-20-2009, 07:27 AM
I hate to come off as self serving but it looks like you still don't have a supplier for 1mm clear glass. I sell it. I won't post my web address unless requested but feel free to reply with your email address and I'll send a personal message.

Ditto on what Kirk said. (Translation: Me too! Me too!)

It is my personal opinion that informative commercial type posts are welcomed... only when they get repeated do they quickly become unwanted.

Ray

fpoint
08-20-2009, 08:04 AM
Thanks Guys,

You can get Clear float glass in 1,2,3mm thicknesses at my web site. Size up to 28" square. Http://www.fpointinc.com

Mike Sparks
Focal Point