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- A Place & Date Depicted Richmond, Australia
Glass Negative - Winch, Chas Ruwolt Pty Ltd, Engineering Products, Richmond, Victoria, 1928 Reg. No: MM 011678
- Glass negative depicting a winch.
Prior to the invention of cellulose nitrate film in 1903, photographic emulsion was supported on glass. Two different formats were developed for creating these supports - collodion wet plate negative (early 1850s) and the gelatin dry plate (1871) - however, both formats are commonly referred to as 'glass negatives.' The use of glass negatives greatly increased interest in photography and the gelatin dry plate eventually superceded the collodion wet plate by virtue of being more convenient.
As the collodion wet plate appears to have only been in use until the 1880s it seems likely that this glass negative is an example of the gelatin dry plate method.
- Full plate silver gelatin glass negative.
- Description Of Content:
- Glass negative depicting a piece of machinery that appears to be made up of cogs and wheels. The rest of the image is completely blank.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Vickers Ruwolt Pty Ltd, 1986
|Dimensions:||164 mm (Height), 215 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||steam winches|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Vickers Ruwolt Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Engineering Products|
|Tertiary Classification:||dredging equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written on the negative in the bottom right quarter: '43'|
|Format:||Glass Negative: Black & White; Whole Plate|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1928|
|References:||Greta Bahnemann, 'The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives,' at: http://www.webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/The_Preservation_of_Glass_Plate_Negatives.html, accessed: Sept 3, 2012|