Glass negatives-How to Clean?
- I also have a few glass negatives, but they are extremely dirty, having
been stored in an old garage for years. Does anyone know how to go about
At 10:32 AM 4/21/01 +0100, you wrote:
>I have about 400 glass negatives - family photos - from the very early
>1900's - apart from 1 taken in 1895 they start at 1907 - I have scanned then
>onto cd - but has any one a better suggestion for preservation - bearing in
>mind that I have quite a lot!
- I cleaned mine very carefully very dilute window cleaner on the glass side.
Do not attempt to clean the emulsion side as you may damage it. A soft brush
is about all you can do. Do not get any moisture on the emulsion side or it
may come off. I laid the plate on a dry paper towel and used a moistened
cloth to carefully wipe the grime off of the glass side. This seemed to work
quite well. I tried a negative cleaner on the emulsion but it did not seem
to make much difference and could cause damage.
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