Quote Originally Posted by Ishotharold View Post
two hold plates and two have the film inserts. I have some efke 5x7 sheets but I was more curious about how to get started in plate photography. I'm guessing I need to coat my own?
Yes, if you want to make plates, I think you'll have to coat your own. There is ready-made glass plates on the market too, but they are very expensive.

Here's one explanation on how to do dry plates:
AlternativePhotography.com : the dry plate or liquid emulsion process

By the way, I have a Conley lens, which probably came off a camera like yours.