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    Ancient usable Azo?

    I have an unopened envelope of 3.5x12 inch Azo grade 3 that officially expired in December 1925. Any chance its still good? Anybody want to experiment?
    Chris

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    I bet it is still good. I will be glad to experiment if you want to send it this way.

    It sounds like a perfect size for enlarged negatives from my new 6x17 back I will be getting this week.

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    I bet Michael Smith would like to have it. If not, I'd like to have it - I'm an Azo contact printer.

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    I was wondering if Michael would want it myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by athanasius80
    I was wondering if Michael would want it myself...
    Nah, he has got enough, send it to me
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athanasius80
    I was wondering if Michael would want it myself...
    My name is Michael and yes, I want it. Please PM me and we can exchange e-mail addresses.

    Thanks.

    The "Real" Michael

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    Try it out, even if you only have dektol or whatever developer is on hand.Not all old azo is good, but it may be. If you have not used it before, try using the room light and what ever you use to proof negatives.

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    If you still have this Azo, Paula and I would indeed like to try it. If it is any good we promise to send you a signed print made on it--probably one of Paula's prints as she uses smaller backs on her 8x10 and has even made some 2 1/4s to be contact printed.

    Michael A. Smith

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    Gee, Michael. I have 50 sheets of grade 4 8X10 I'd be willing to trade

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by athanasius80
    I have an unopened envelope of 3.5x12 inch Azo grade 3 that officially expired in December 1925. Any chance its still good? Anybody want to experiment?
    Chris
    Michael has made you a better offer than I can make but I would certainly like to test the film. Just yesterday I did a comparison test of some modern AZO #2 and #3 papers with some AZO #2 and #3 from 1946. This evening I will run the curves and eventually post them in the technical gallery. I was pretty much stunned at how good the old paper was. I would love to be able to include the 1925 paper in the comparison. If interested send me a PM at sanking@clemson.edu.

    Sandy

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