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    KODAK VPC and Verichrome Pan

    Hi,
    I recently purchased a kodak vest pocket camera at a boot/garage sale for £3. Inside was a roll of exposed Verichrome Pan with no inclination of date.

    I bit the bullet and dev'd it in whatever I had around. In this case ID-11 for 12 minutes 1-1 dilution at 20˚. Followed by stop, fix and wash.

    I was really pleased with the results, heres a couple of the better focussed ones. 7 in all of the 8 on the roll. The last one was overexposed from me testing the shutter at the sale.





    Just thought I'd share with you.

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    Great photos!

    An 'A' reg plate, 1963? And the 'N', is that Newcastle?
    Steve.

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    From what I can figure out, its a Ford Anglia and NA is for Manchester, England.
    As I bought the camera just a few miles from there it makes sense.

    And doesnt that fella look like one of the Kray twins? Mind you they all did back then.

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    He does! That little boy would be pushing 50 now, I suppose.
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    Yep, I reckon late 1950's early 1960's from the car and clothing etc.

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    NA is definitely a Manchester registration, and the ones from there with the four numbers in front of the two letters were first issued in Dec 1959 (according to my copy of "A to Z of Car Numbers"...my wife says I'm sad.).

    The clothes and general appearance of the photos certainly look like the early 60's.

    Nice find....wonder if the car could be still around. The Ford Anglia was considered rather stylish, with its recessed rear window.

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    Hi Railwayman3.
    The car has RAC badges so I've contacted their Archivist. You never know.
    Also in the background is an estate agents sign but theres not enough info on the neg to get anymore from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourtoes View Post
    Hi Railwayman3.
    The car has RAC badges so I've contacted their Archivist. You never know.
    Also in the background is an estate agents sign but theres not enough info on the neg to get anymore from it.
    Wouldn't it be great if you could trace that boy and give him a copy of that photo?
    Steve.

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    Thats what I like about this. Heres a set of images this family has never seen, a little lost history.

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    That Verichrome-Pan looks like a good film. Very rich tones. Pity they don't make it any more.
    Is that Car a Ford Anglia?

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