Back to Work

Back in the darkroom and focusing on a new set of work

My immediate aim is to make gelatin glass plates up to 30x40cm – blue and UV sensitive plates – so I can print direct onto the glass.

The simplest, and best so far, description is on https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/making-simple-silver-gelatin-emulsion-osterman.pdf

But the details of temperatures and pouring techniques are not good.

I am finding that I need the emulsion at 49-52 degrees and the glass at 22-25 degrees

If the glass is warmer then the emulsion does not stick – cooler and it sets lumpy.

A long way to go yet.

I will photo the processes for my own notes – the levelling table etc seems to work

Meccano Nuts (and bolts)

I have always had a Meccano set – so this is over 70 years of acquired Meccano in boxes. it is time it had a new home.

I have more boxes of Meccano in the loft

Meissen for Sale

I am listing a Meissen dinner service – made between 1815 and 1924 so I am trying to find a more accurate date. The pattern is interesting and rare I have seen a few individual items sold on ebay, but we have over 70 pieces of a complete dinner service.

Meissen 74 piece 19th century dinner service

Meissen 74 piece 19th century dinner service

Meissen 74 piece 19th century dinner service