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Practical Slide Making

Nature volume 70, page 222 (07 July 1904) | Download Citation



NEARLY every photographer at some time or another makes his own lantern slides, and so numerous are the methods available, and so varied are the results that can be obtained, that another handbook on the subject is very welcome. In these pages the author successfully attempts to supply trustworthy information on the subject in a concise form, describing the best known methods for obtaining these transparencies. He lays stress on the great efficiency of some of the older processes, and with the hope that they may be revived he includes them in this book. The first two chapters deal with the apparatus for exposing the plate, and the remainder treat of the development by the several methods described, and of the various other manipulations required before the slide can be considered properly finished. No pains seem to have been spared to obtain accuracy in the formulæ and to render clear the methods of procedure, so that the book forms a trustworthy guide.

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