Packaging for Imperial Flashlight Plates

Made:
c. 1905 in London
maker:
Imperial Dry Plate Co.

Packaging for Imperial Flashlight Plates, made by Imperial Dry Plate Company Limited, c. 1905.

Packaging for Imperial Flashlight Plates, made by The Imperial Dry Plate Company Limited, c. 1905.

The dry plate, or gelatin process, was invented in 1871. It was much more practical than its predecessor, the wet collodion process, and was in turn succeeded by roll film. Imperial Flashlight Plates were reviewed in the 'British Journal of Photography' in February 1896 who commented on how fast the plates were.

Details

Category:
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Object Number:
1990-5036/11296
type:
packaging
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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