Bottle Jacks

smbooth
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Bottle Jacks

Postby smbooth » 02 Apr 2019, 10:06

Haven't shown much lately.
Couple of old bottle jacks on older Kodak glass plate. Plates have got moisture damage, hence the mottling. This is a 4x5 plate cut down from some 240mm square plates I picked up before Christmas. Contact printed on Fomatone 131 and Lith developed.
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Walter Glover
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Re: Bottle Jacks

Postby Walter Glover » 05 Apr 2019, 06:44

I am a fan of venerating the aberration. Lovely!
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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Maris
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Re: Bottle Jacks

Postby Maris » 05 Apr 2019, 11:15

What a wonderful use of the strange properties of light sensitive materials to make a photographic gem. I'll never look at bottle jacks the same again.
Those square Kodak plates, were they the size intended for astronomical photography? I remember using square plates type 103a for stellar spectral classification.

Mick Fagan
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Re: Bottle Jacks

Postby Mick Fagan » 08 Apr 2019, 16:17

Not too bad Shane.

Were these the plates you borrowed the filter to cut the glass for?

I seem to recall a Shelley Screw Jack on the Austin version of the Land Rover the old man had around 1958 - 1960, looked a little like what you have photographed. Do you collect these, or just happened upon them as a subject?

Mick.


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