[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] Early Kodak Photographic Copying Device?

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 13:45:49 EST 2019


I’ve definitely made contacts of 35mm and 120mm roll film, before, myself.
I had the suspicion that that was what that device is for, with 8x10” plate
film.

- Alex

On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 13:02 Glenn Roberts <glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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!
>
> https://nostalgicmedia.com/pages/old-film-and-camera-formats
>
> - Glenn
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf
> > Of J. Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic
> > Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:22 PM
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> > Cc: J. Alexander Jacocks <jjacocks at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] [OT] Early Kodak Photographic Copying Device?
> >
> > All,
> >
> > Do any of y’all have any idea what this is?
> >
> > https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co
> > m%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303064978664
> >
> > It looks like a direct contact plate exposer, to me, but I’m not sure.
> Very
> > pretty.
> >
> > - Alex
>
>


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