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Old 11-22-2017, 11:39 AM
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Lots of great ideas - thanks.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:31 PM
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Have scanned thousands of negatives, glass in the hundreds. Have a restoration guy as well that is cheap ($1-15), overseas.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:11 PM
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here's a simple hack for a flatbed scanner: get a piece of 1/4" white Plexiglas, put it over the item on the scanner bed with the lid up, and shine several lights on it. You may have to run it a few times to figure out any hot spots of too intense light but you should be able to get a nice scan of the neg. Then use a 'negative' function in photo software and you will have a positive image.
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I bought an Epson 4990. It is an older model but does a great job, though it took some tweaks to make the software work. You can find them on eBay for $125-$175 shipped, though there isn't always one listed so it might take some time.
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I do not own a scanner but 1927 Yankees. Came from Henry Yee 10 years ago
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:14 AM
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I do not own a scanner but 1927 Yankees. Came from Henry Yee 10 years ago
Nice pic!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:06 AM
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Had no idea that was possible Mike from a picture of a negative. Thank you!
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:46 PM
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What's the significance of a glass negative compared to what I posted above of the 1927 Yankees?

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Old 07-14-2018, 12:18 PM
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What's the significance of a glass negative compared to what I posted above of the 1927 Yankees?
What you posted looks like a copy negative from a glass plate, they used to do it all the time to archive them (bought an archive from the 20/30's and have several very similar type shots) - take a photo of a photo. Glass was just the format widely used until they switched over.

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Old 07-14-2018, 09:22 PM
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Almost for sure a copy negative.

The notches at the top right are a code identifying what sort of sheet film it is. (From what I see, "commercial ortho" )

While I'm not as familiar with sheet film as I am with movie film, the figures after Kodak look like a circle followed by a triangle. That should be a datecode for 1923, 1943 or 1963 As they recycled codes every 20 years.
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