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Old 1st February 2024, 09:42 AM
Nat Polton Nat Polton is offline
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https://archive.org/search?query=us+...y+fundamentals

Internet Archive not only has books for loan, but also films.

This old film is of a US Navy training film.

The printer appears at about 4mins 20 seconds.

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Old 1st February 2024, 01:06 PM
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https://archive.org/search?query=us+...y+fundamentals

Internet Archive not only has books for loan, but also films.

This old film is of a US Navy training film.

The printer appears at about 4mins 20 seconds.

Enjoy.
An interesting watch, to see how it was done at the time, using various contact printing machines, washers and drying methods.

I did find amusing though, the way that the printer scrunched up and threw away test strips and badly printed prints, straight from the fixing bath. I don't know about everyone else, but I keep and wash and dry all of mine. Some are then discarded, whilst others are used for toning experiments and spotting practice etc.

And despite showing printing tongs, the printer was constantly putting his hands into the three trays of chemicals, which also meant he had to constantly wash his hands! I bet he had skin problems later in life.

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Old 1st February 2024, 03:10 PM
Mike O'Pray Mike O'Pray is offline
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Yes, thanks Nat. Things have changed a little since then. Assuming they were FB prints I was a little surprised as to how flat they were. Maybe the heated canvas dryer did that in which case why hang them on pegs?

Like others from that era the voice delivery was a little ponderous. Still I mustn't complain. I learned how to fly a Boeing Stearman bi-plane from one of those kind of videos

So confident was I that at a recent small airshow I spotted one and invited the wife to accompany me on a short flight She didn't hesitate in taking action

When I woke up it was dark and a small crowd had gathered round me with the wife explaining I must have had a sudden fit

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