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    Paterson Photographic UK is done with chemicals

    Read on another site that Paterson Photographic is done making chemicals - developers etc. About a year ago or so I had heard that a outfit in Spain was suppose to pickup production of Paterson's developers at least. Then I neither heard nor read a thing until today. If this is true I wonder if they'll release the formula for Acutol or even FX39. Who knows?????

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    A long gone British magazine once claimed that Crawley never shared the entire recipe for Acutol with anyone, not even Paterson. Rather, it was claimed, he supplied them with a "secret ingredient X". Always sounded like BS to me but then I didn't consider any Paterson chemical products to be that good - just overpriced. OzJohn

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    That's interesting, I looked at their site quite recently and it listed various chemicals.

    Prompted by the OP I looked again just now - they have indeed gone.

    There does remain a link to b&w chemicals in their "e-shop", which leads to a "page does not exist"

    Shame they haven't got an info or press-release page that explains.

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    Originally Paterson chemistry was made for them by Ilford, later both Ilford and paterson chemistry was made by Champion in the UK. Wwhen Champion closed their UK plant &moved production to Spain they gained the contract to make all Kodak's chemistry in the US, EU etc and dropped manufacture of Ilford & Paterson chemistry.

    Paterson chemistry only made a modest comeback after that all their superb colour chemistry (originally Photocolor) disappeared completely.

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    I have a litre of FX-39 that I was going to try but now it seems rather fruitless, and I've settled on XTOL anyway...

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    TBH (and I'm in the UK), I wasn't aware that Paterson chemicals had been available for many years.

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    While I have not used them in over twenty years, they were the vendors of the first wet chemistry I ever used.

    I remeber the short brown plastic bottles with oversized white screw lids. Ah, the joy of middle age.

    Remembering things that no longer exist.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    Really no more FX-39?? I love that stuff.

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    Instead of FX-39 you can make FX-37, which is very, very close to it. FX-37 is a G. Crawley published formulae.
    My favorite store: http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Роберт View Post
    Instead of FX-39 you can make FX-37, which is very, very close to it. FX-37 is a G. Crawley published formulae.
    And a great developer for TMX,TMY and Efke Aura.

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