Dark-slides - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Wet-plate Slide

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Without wire corner pieces or trough. Silver nitrate stains.

Construction:
Honduran mahogany.

Format:
4 " x 4 " plates.

Wet-plate Slide

G. Hare

London

England

With wire corner pieces and trough. This is from a late, transitional, camera from the 1870s.

Construction:
Spanish mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates.

Process Camera Slide

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From a studio or process camera. With wire corner pieces and trough.

Construction:
Spanish mahogany, tambour shutter to uncover the plate.

Format:
6 " x 8 " plates.

Stereo Slide

Without wire corner pieces or trough. Single draw-slide. Silver nitrate stains.

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 6 " plates for stereo.

Stereo Slide

With wire corner pieces no trough. Single draw-slide.

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
3 " x 6 " plates for stereo.

These were single slides with a door at the back to load the plate and a draw-slide to expose the plate. Two draw-slides were fitted for use with single-lens stereo cameras to expose each half of the plate in turn.

Normally the slide had corner pieces of silver wire on which the plate rested. Reducing frames were used for smaller plate sizes and to switch between portrait and landscape format, these were also fitted with corner pieces. A trough was often present at the bottom of the slide into which any excess liquid on the plate could drain.

References & Notes:
Dark-slides.

Wet-plate Slide

Wire corner pieces on frame, no trough. Silver nitrate stains.

Construction:
Honduran mahogany.

Format:
5" x 5" plates with 3 " x 4 " frame.


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