Help to restore old ferrotypes (fwd)

From: Gordon J. Holtslander ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/29/04-08:50:04 PM Z
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I received this query. Can anyone suggest anything?

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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:58:16 +0200
From: Silvia Vilanova <>
Subject: Help to restore old ferrotypes

Dear Gordon J. Holtslander,

My name is Josep Ribas Prous and I am at the moment organizing some
photography collections to exhibit them and open a museum in a near
future. We have now a problem with a collection of very old valuable
ferrotypes. They were in a real good state but somebody covered them with
plastic...When we knew about it, it was too late since we found that all
ferrotypes had been damaged. The problem we have is that all have a sticky
film on them.

We were looking at your pages which collect very interesting messages on
various photography topics and we though that maybe you could help us or
we could post a message asking for help to solve this problem, or whether
somebody could advise us an emulsion formula to restore ferrotypes or a
procedure how to clean them

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Best regards,
Josep M. Ribas Prous
Received on Fri Oct 29 20:50:12 2004

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