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    Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    Recently I coated very large 32” x 38” dry plates for D Anson Brody, who is using them for an Orotone restoration / replacement project in Dallas, Texas. This has received some publicity down there. D describes the project in this short press release:



    This was a challenging and interesting job, and I was happy to play a small part in it!
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
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    Re: Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    Excellent Jason! Way to go!!
    I had to Google "orotone". And now I've learned about another historic process.
    Keep up the great work!

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    Re: Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    I am always learning and being inspirted by what I learn on this forum.

    Here is the link to the panel disucssion of this restoration of Polly Smith's remarkabel work

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDaUgOcx0_I

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    Re: Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    Fantastic video document, the making of an important copy

    Jason, well done!

    The glass looked to be 1/2"?

    What about tempered glass for very large dry plates?

    I recently bought well packed tempered glass, 1/4" 24X36" delivered for low price, eBay, made in Texas

    For contact printing 14X36 X-Ray

    I add my particulars to feed interest, as usual
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    Re: Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    Beautiful work by all and what an amazing project ito which to contribute, Mr. Lane.
    I particularly appreciated the closing lines about projecting oneself into the future - planting trees one will never get to sit beneath. That resonates!

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    Re: Orotone work in Dallas on 32” x 38” dry plates

    The glass was 6mm thick or ~1/4”. Basic soda lime float glass, untempered. Each sheet weighed about 30lbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Fantastic video document, the making of an important copy

    Jason, well done!

    The glass looked to be 1/2"?

    What about tempered glass for very large dry plates?

    I recently bought well packed tempered glass, 1/4" 24X36" delivered for low price, eBay, made in Texas

    For contact printing 14X36 X-Ray

    I add my particulars to feed interest, as usual
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
    https://www.pictoriographica.com

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