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    1938 Kodak film....undeveloped

    Greetings,

    Today I have been going through a whole bunch of film with my father, that was part of my late Uncles estate.

    In amongst this lot we have come across a roll of Kodak 118 film, marked with a date of process before September 1, 1938. Considering the film is wrapped in tin foil, I do think it has been exposed(it doesn't specifically say that, though, so I may be wrong).

    Considering the date, if the roll is exposed, they would have been taken by my grand father.

    Ok, any ideas what the film is? Any ideas what can be done with it, processing wise? I have a few snaps of the box and the roll, which I will upload when I get home tomorrow.

    Cheers
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    waiting for the results~

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    For such old film I would be using HC110 dilution B to minimize base fog. Most of the times for dilution B on digitaltruth are around 5-10 minutes: so maybe 7 min?

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    A note of caution, the film WILL be brittle, handle accordingly.
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    What would the base be?

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    I came across an old roll of film like this in the camera take up once. I was already to develop it, but the whole length of it was stuck to the backing paper and I had to toss it :-(

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    It should be safety film, but a slim chance it could be nitrate base. My research shows that some time in 1938 they changed base material on most films to less dangerous material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp498 View Post
    I came across an old roll of film like this in the camera take up once. I was already to develop it, but the whole length of it was stuck to the backing paper and I had to toss it :-(
    I ran into that once. I developed the roll anyway since the paper wasn't stuck to the emulsion side. It actually turned out decent considering. I got a couple usable frames most were fogged though. The paper just peeled off after the development.

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    Is there anything further to indicate the type of film? In 1938 it looks, based on Kodak's own history pages, like the "normal" film would be Verichrome---the ortho version, not Verichrome Pan, which wasn't introduced until 1956. If so, you could develop it by inspection under a safelight, but you'd want to be pretty confident that it was an ortho emulsion first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp498 View Post
    I came across an old roll of film like this in the camera take up once. I was already to develop it, but the whole length of it was stuck to the backing paper and I had to toss it :-(
    Had a few rolls like that, pre-soaked in water until the paper came off, then processed it a open tray.
    It was not perfect but better then nothing!
    Michael

    "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car (a Hudson) on a clear day. I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary's laundry, and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on a fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It's a generous medium, photography." -- Lee Friedlander

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