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#102158 - 04/30/03 01:28 PM not on your tintype
A hundred years ago, many portraits were taken on tintype, also called ferrotype.
5FERRO3 + 3TYPE6
1 a positive photograph taken directly on a thin plate of black-enameled iron coated with a sensitized emulsion; tintype
2 the process of making such photographs
3typed#, 3typ#ing to give a glossy finish to (a photographic print) by squeezing into contact with a highly polished surface, usually chromium-plated steel, stainless steel, or plastic
The exposure time had to be rather long, minutes, not fractions of a second. Interestingly, the result
was a positive image. Sad thing was that they slowly turned all black. I had one of my grandmother,
which when about eighty years old was almost all black.
There was an emphatic way of saying "No!" --- Not on your tintype!" I have been unable to
fiture out how it came to be used. Word-Detective's parents in their phrase dictionary said
they were unable to find its origin. Let's have some speculation on it.
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted not on your tintype wwh 04/30/03 01:28 PM Re: not on your tintype dxb 05/01/03 07:51 AM Re: not on your tintype Buffalo Shrdlu 05/01/03 08:17 AM Re: not on your tintype Bingley 05/02/03 12:04 AM Re: not on your tintype Coffeebean 05/06/03 05:00 PM Re: not on your tintype How 01/10/12 02:15 PM
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