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photograph developer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
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Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Photography -- instrumentation
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 29.0 cm x Width 19.7 x Depth 17.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 20.1 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Eastman Kodak
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date based on objects similarity to a dated version appearing to be an earlier version.
Material
wood: brown, silver
glass: clear, white, black
metal: black, silver, rust
fabric: yellow, light blue
ceramic: off white, reddish brown
plastic: white, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate "Kodak Amateur Printer // made in USA by // Eastman Kodak Company // Rochester NY // Trade Mark Registered US. Patent Office // 120 to 340 Volts-70 Watts"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-1
Condition Remarks
The object is dirty; the metal parts are rusting; the fabric is stained; the integrity of the case is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Profotos - Photo Glossary"; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 199-202.
Research Facts
Used for contact printing; producing an image by exposing a piece of photographic paper; the paper would be pressed tightly against the negative then both exposed to light; this reveals the image of the negative on the paper; the image will be the same size as the negative; in the context of the electrostatic generating machine this is called skiagraphy.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Images
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photograph printer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11299
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000018002 a-d
Description
Photograph printer is a wooden frame with a piece of glass in the center (a); two wooden blocks (b) , (c) with one side covered in felt are held against the glass (d) with metal arms.
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Accession Number
000018002 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Photography -- instrumentation
Description
Photograph printer is a wooden frame with a piece of glass in the center (a); two wooden blocks (b) , (c) with one side covered in felt are held against the glass (d) with metal arms.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - frame - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 18.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
b - block - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - block - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 1.1
d - glass pane - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Date based on a card that came with the object
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
fabric: green
metal: rust, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-3
Condition Remarks
There are some stains on the wooden frame; the glass is dusty the metal arms at the back are corroded; seams to be in a stable condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Profotos - Photo Glossary"; CD #5
Research Facts
Used for contact printing; producing an image by exposing a piece of photographic paper; the paper would be pressed tightly against the negative then both exposed to light; this reveals the image of the negative on the paper; the image will be the same size as the negative.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Images
Less detail