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    Kodachrome in 127

    Is there any chance that someone has a reference for when Kodachrome was last available in 127?

    I just got a "new" camera (Balda Baldi, 1930s German folder) that I opened to find contained a roll of film. All I have for ID is half of the tape that once held the roll closed. That has something ending in "CHROME" (white letters on red block) with "Kodak" (red letters on white background) under that. The leader paper is pink/plum and doesn't say much -- "kodak" on the edges and "127" at the lead.

    I'm assuming Kodachrome.

    The slightly odd thing is that it wasn't used. It's on the dispensing spool, not the take-up.

    Is there any way of knowing what sort of KC it was? My investigations certainly ruined the first several inches of film, so this is really just intellectual curiosity. I assumed that anything before the last crop would be impossible to get processed anyway.

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    The fact that `Kodak┤ is printed below the film name does not hint at Kodachrome at all.

    What about `Verichrome┤ by Kodak?

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    I'd think Verichrome would be far more likely. I've seen references to kodachrome in 126 (instamatic format) but never 127. If it was kodachrome, it'd be the old variety that could no longer be processed to colour. Have a crack at developing it and see what comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    The fact that `Kodak┤ is printed below the film name does not hint at Kodachrome at all.

    What about `Verichrome┤ by Kodak?
    You know, despite the (repeated) recent threads on the etymology of Verichrome, somehow that completely slipped my mind.

    I blame Friday evening braincell deficiency.

    In other words, "oops."

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    Could also be Ektachrome, which was available in 127. "Original" Ektachrome (with no suffix, -X or -64, etc.,) might be from the late 50's or early 60's?.

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    The plum coloured paper suggests the 1970s to me - that's the colour of the paper on my 70's Plus-X.

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    Verichrome Pan had a plum coloured backing paper, it was the first film I used, in a Kodak Brownie 127. It was Kodak's highest selling B&W film at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Verichrome Pan had a plum coloured backing paper, it was the first film I used, in a Kodak Brownie 127. It was Kodak's highest selling B&W film at one point.

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    Cool, then I think I'll just have a try at shooting it. The memory is fuzzy, but I think this will be the first roll of Verichrome that I've developed.

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    FYI, the "exposed" tag at the other end confirmed Verichrome. I'm not expecting much, but it would be cool if some of it worked -- decades old film in a ~70 year old camera, shooting hundred year old architecture (with the occasional microwave tower intruding).

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    Kodachrome was never available in 127. Ektachrome was available, however.

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