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    Modern 8x10 Wet Plate Holders?

    I believe these are wet plate holders. Can anyone confirm my suspicions?
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    From what I can see, they do look like plate holders.

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    look like dry plate

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    Where did you find them Jon?
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    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?

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    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.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    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.

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    I meant film -- as in modern film.

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    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.
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