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Re: filmscanners: Cleaning slides





Alan Tyson wrote:

>> B&W prints and full strength household
>> ammonia dissolved the emulsion right off the print.
> 
> 
> Arthur,
> 
> Ammonia is also quite a  good solvent for metallic silver,
> especially finely divided as in B&W images, so I presume the
> idea was to remove an unwanted relative, politician or other
> bystander from the print!
> 
> Alan T

Doesn't one wish something as ubiquitous as ammonia could remove 
unwanted relatives or better still, politicians ;-) Well, I suppose if 
one were to mix it in their drinks it might, in strong enough 
concentration, but the stuff does leave a tell-tale odor... ;)

Art




 




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