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jonw
02-15-2010, 09:57 PM
I believe these are wet plate holders. Can anyone confirm my suspicions?
Thanks. Jon

billschwab
02-16-2010, 04:45 AM
From what I can see, they do look like plate holders.

Anton Lukoszevieze
02-16-2010, 12:39 PM
look like dry plate

Robert Hall
02-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Where did you find them Jon?

billschwab
02-16-2010, 05:22 PM
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?

Vaughn
02-16-2010, 05:33 PM
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.

jonw
02-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Where did you find them Jon?

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

jonw
02-16-2010, 06:14 PM
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.

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

Vaughn
02-16-2010, 08:11 PM
I meant film -- as in modern film.

Vaughn

eddie gunks
02-17-2010, 06:18 AM
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.

jonw
02-17-2010, 07:53 AM
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.

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.;)

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

Jon