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    Dec 2014
    Suwanee, GA

    Project Reprint my Dad's negatives

    Still cleaning out boxes from my parents estate I found an envelope of negatives and 3x3 prints my father shot around 1965-1967 in Appalachacola FL. I have pencil drawings of the some of the image subjects so I am guessing he used them to gather ideas. I am thinking of enlarging these as a project.

    The film is 120 and 127 B&W safety film.
    Is there anything I need to be aware of regarding care of the negatives? I don't want them to go up in flames or melt under my antique enlarger.

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    Jun 2001
    Northwest of Chicago

    Re: Project Reprint my Dad's negatives

    You'll be fine. Flammable nitrate film stopped being made in the 1940s. Film from the '60s is not much different than what is made today. I recently found negatives of photos my father took of my mother before they were married that were taken in about 1943 and they are in surprisingly good condition.

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    Feb 2007

    Re: Project Reprint my Dad's negatives antique enlarger.
    If you still live in the USA, modern enlargers can be found for not much money. Though I can't imagine any medium format enlarger with enough heat to damage negatives.

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