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The Repair Shop - How To Spot A Ferrotype Camera 1855-1940s

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After watching The Repair Shop on BBC1 restore a beautiful and rather rare ferrotype camera I thought a blog on the process would be interesting. Not only did they repair but they managed to have the camera working, taking photographs. This was very inspirational given the age of the camera.
ABOUT FERROTYPE PROCESS
Ferrotypes first appeared in America in the 1850s, but didn’t become popular in Britain until the 1870s. They were still being made by while-you-wait street photographers as late as the 1950s.
The ferrotype process was a variation of the collodion positive, and used a similar process to wet plate photography.A very underexposed negative image was produced on a thin iron plate. It was blackened by painting, lacquering or enamelling, and coated with a collodion photographic emulsion. The dark background gave the resulting image the appearance of a positive. Unlike collodion positives, ferrotypes did not need mounting in a case to produce a positive image.The ability to utilise a…

Floppy Disks, Zip Drives, Jaz Disks Conversion

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FLOPPY DISC RECOVERY SERVICEShttp://oxfordduplicationcentre.com/floppydiscoxfordshire.co.uk.htm



Floppy disks, initially as 8-inch (203 mm) media and later in 5 1⁄4-inch   and ​3 1⁄2 inch sizes, were a form of data storage from the mid-1970s . By 2006, computers were rarely manufactured with installed floppy disk drives. Also known as a floppy, diskette, or simply disk,  a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles. Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive (FDD).

Glass Plate Negative Scanning in Oxfordshire UK

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The Preservation of Glass Plate Negativeshttp://oxfordduplicationcentre.com/Photographic-Glass-Plate-Scanning-Service-Oxfordshire-UK.html



Highly recommended in Oxfordshire and Thames Valley as one of the leading scanning and archive specialists, we hold 5***** testimonials from University of Oxford, B4 Business, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums to include thousands of consumer clients.From small orders to large bulk order archives our team excel in all areas of digital scanning solutions. Our digitisation and scanning department can support public and corporate media to include glass plate negatives and lantern slides . Once scanned the negatives can be converted into digital formats such as RAW, JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF, BMP and Adobe PDF in full colour or greyscale.

CD Duplication Services in Oxfordshire UK

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CD DUPLICATION SERVICES IN OXFORDSHIRE UK
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Offering professional high quality grade duplication, printing and packaging options. 5***** testimonials.  All prices exclude VAT @ 20%.MUSICIANS, BANDS AND CHARITIES RECEIVE 10% OFF ALL ORDERS

Vellum Document Deed Scanning in Oxfordshire

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One of our most interesting orders came in today in the form of a vellum property deed dating back nearly 200 years. We were asked to prepare a digital copy so our client could preserve the original.
After assessment we decided on which scanner to use and scanned the deed to a high quality Archival TIFF file before applying post production tone and sharpening. The results were stunning and a wonderful image produced.Interesting fact: To ensure you could prove a duplicate copy, some deeds had a defined curved wave cut out at the top. This meant the original's replica could be matched 100% to the original, safeguarding fraud.
What is vellum?Vellum is prepared animal skin or "membrane", typically used as a material for writing or printing on, to produce single pages, scrolls, codices or books. The word is derived from the Latin word vitulinum meaning "made from calf". Typically deeds are folded and stored. Although vellum is a strong material the folding can mean di…

Microfilm, Microfiche and Aperture Card Scanning

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Microfilm, Microfiche and Aperture Card Scanning


Oxford Duplication Centre offer many archival solutions for converting to digital formats 16mm and 35mm microfilm, aperture cards and microfilm jackets. Our scanning services support businesses with cost effective and competitive pricing to convert your archive into the formats of your choice. Our microfilm scanner can convert all images scanning to the latest technology up to 600dpi. Our services include: ·16mm Roll Film ·35mm Roll Film ·Master Jacketed Microfilm ·35mm Aperture Cards
Output formats TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG2000, BMP etc formats up to 600 DPI resolution. Collection and Delivery We can collect and deliver your orders either via courier or personal collection.Perfect for busy offices or valuable archives. Alternatively, you can pop in to our offices at any time during our opening hours.Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-3pm. We are closed weekends. Accessible Files Our output files can be prepared in many different formats.We c…

NON DESTRUCTIVE BOOK & DOCUMENT SCANNING

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NON DESTRUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE DIARY AND BOOK SCANNINGNon destructive book scanning supports clients with an affordable option for all books, regardless  of the paper type or whether colour or black and white.  We can offer searchable PDF and editable Word documents for each book scanned.Our digitisation services extend to rare book scanning and bound volumes. This includes diaries, magazines, newspapers and any other type of files, all sizes and either small or large volume. Digital formats and ABBYY Fine Reader Professional OCR technology offered in your chosen files.Books Scanned and Returned IntactNo Price Difference for Colour or GreyscaleAll Orders Receive PDF of your booksOCR Options with ABBYY Fine Reader AvailableWord and Searchable PDF OptionsBooks Scanned at 300dpi for Black and White, 600dpi for Greyscale or ColourMany Book Sizes Catered ForBook Scanning OCR TechnologyLocal History Book Scanning Archiving
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