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03-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #16
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A colleague of mine bought an old Brownie camera and found it had a roll of 120 in it. I offered to identify and develop it. Turns out it was Kodak Verichrome which I could date to around 1935.





Realising that the film would be fogged, I read up on the various ways to develop old film. I lowered the temp of the developer and extended the time. I was told by those older than me that the film was not sensitive to red light so that I could actually inspect the film under red light during the developing to check how it was doing.

There would have been 8 frames on the roll and I managed to get 4 images out of that. The image quality was best on the frames at the centre of the roll. Obviously the tight rolled outer frames were protecting the inner ones. It was good fun though.
That must have been exciting

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There is an livejournal-based community, which collects pictures from such lost&found films: Found Film
Worse seeing.
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I usually just thrown the film away after exposing it to light....
whomever that was it deserves his privacy
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vendee Quote
A colleague of mine bought an old Brownie camera and found it had a roll of 120 in it. I offered to identify and develop it. Turns out it was Kodak Verichrome which I could date to around 1935.





Realising that the film would be fogged, I read up on the various ways to develop old film. I lowered the temp of the developer and extended the time. I was told by those older than me that the film was not sensitive to red light so that I could actually inspect the film under red light during the developing to check how it was doing.

There would have been 8 frames on the roll and I managed to get 4 images out of that. The image quality was best on the frames at the centre of the roll. Obviously the tight rolled outer frames were protecting the inner ones. It was good fun though.
And what sort of images did you find?

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And what sort of images did you find?
See post #15
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Turns out there was't anything exciting on it. Was hoping for someone's family vacation.
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I usually just thrown the film away after exposing it to light....
whomever that was it deserves his privacy
Ye - and no. Someone may have actually treasured the images had they been returned to them.
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It's a bit like finding someone elses diary, I'd get it returned to the owner via the pawn shop if you can.


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. . . . . I'd get it returned to the owner via the porn shop if you can.
Funny place to go buying a camera
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Funny place to go buying a camera
Oops, you can tell I'm not allowed to do the shopping often, edited spelling now, thanks.
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I bought a camera off ebay which had a film in it. I emailed the seller asking if they wanted it returned but didn't get a response. It was colour print (which I can't develop) and I didn't fancy taking it into a commercial lab so I exposed it to light and binned it.
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