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    Photo van

    I'm making progress on the photo van. This is a Ford F 150 cargo van. The model with no rear windows. This has film and wet plate capabilities. The vent is in the rear near the rear doors. I installed 4" blackout vents in the bulkhead for a passive air flow. Ether doesn't like electric fan motors. And the red plexi will only be closed for a matter of a minute or so. http://www.apug.org/forums/attachmen...1&d=1194220315
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    g'day Robert

    could you possibly expand on this post?

    why?

    what for?

    how?

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    Ray it is in order to take wet plate on the road. Plus it can function as a rolling film darkroom also. In order to do wet plate the plate must be processed as soon as it is shot. Plus you need darkroom capabilities in order to sensitize the plate before you load it in the plate holder. I can actually process ULf film in there and contact print albumen or Pt/pd prints on site if needed. As Long as the great point light source in the sky cooperates.

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    wow, that's great Robert

    so apart from the use of a modern vehicle, will your equipment, materials, processes and techniques differ from the practices of the photographic pioneers

    Ray

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    Ray, It's not my intent to do reenactments they would never allow the van there. I think you even have to wear period clothes for that. Aside from that everything is exactly the same as what was used 150 years ago. I have a new replica tailboard camera that will shoot up to an 11x14 plate with inserts for 5x7 and 8x10. The lens is a Huge Jamin Darlot Cone Centralisatuer 1861. And a few other period lenses.

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    Here's a little better pic with the black plex closed. When doing wet plate the red plexi will be closed and act as an additional darkroom light. Wet plate is blue sensitive.http://www.apug.org/forums/attachmen...1&d=1194223608
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    Red plex in place but it is dark out.http://www.apug.org/forums/attachmen...1&d=1194224044
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    Next I'll install a sink with 15 gallon tank & grey water tank with counters and silver bath holders.

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