A friend brought me some dry plates. We want to scan them. I have an Epson 750. I've never used dry plates before. These are in a box dated 1938 but I suspect that the plates may be quite a bit older. Lots of horses and no automobiles. The box is Wratten and Wainwright Panchromatic 4x5.
I don't want to take a chance on ruining these. They've been stored in the box in a dark basement for the last 50 years or so. Is there a danger of damaging them with the scanner? Are there any precautions I should take? How can I clean them safely? Is wet-scanning with Naptha safe?
Any help would be appreciated.