Re: Metalized aluminium. . . ?

From: Barb ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/27/05-07:35:53 PM Z
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The later tintypes (still done by street photographers and on the
boardwalks of the Atlantic coast in 1919) were sometimes done on coated
aluminum. The process by which aluminum is made (the Hall-He'roult Process)
was patented in 1866. It was much less expensive by 1919 and the
"metalized" coatings were readily available. Photos on aluminum were
resistant to corrosion. Without seeing it, I can only guess that what you
have is actually a ferrotype (is that still accurate when not on iron??) or

At 07:26 PM 5/27/2005, you wrote:

>Greetings all,
>We're in the process of acquiring a print made in 1919 on "metalized
>aluminium." What, fer gosh sakes, does that mean? And are there any
>experiences, references, process notes, or tall tales about making
>metalized aluminium prints?
>Oh, and can this media be run through Epson 2600's or 7600's-- and with
>dye or chrome inksets? (:~>) (Sorry, I couldn't help myself on that
>Best to all,
>John Campbell
>Photogecko Studios & Gallery
>1413 S. 1st Street
>Austin, TX 78704
>On May 26, 2005, at 8:59 PM, Sandy King wrote:
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