[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] Early Kodak Photographic Copying Device?
glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 13:02:10 EST 2019
Yes. It's for making contact prints. Negatives were considerably larger on older cameras and the easiest way to make a print was to put print paper behind a negative and expose it to light. I did this myself when I was a teenager, using the old "120" film. The resulting prints were pretty small (2-1/2" square or so) but it was exciting at the time and I couldn't afford an enlarger. I think older cameras had even larger negative sizes - google says the old "616" and "116" formats had negative sizes 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" - reasonably big for making contact prints!
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> Do any of y’all have any idea what this is?
> It looks like a direct contact plate exposer, to me, but I’m not sure. Very
> - Alex
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