Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In photography, a movable frame fitted to a camera, used to contain and transport a sensitized plate, which is exposed to the image projected by the lens by withdrawing a slide or shutter after the holder is in position in the camera; a dark-slide; a plate-frame. The plate-holders for dry plates are usually made double, for economy of space, and, after exposure of the plate in one side, are reversed in the camera in order to expose the plate in the other side.
- n. A pneumatic device for holding a photographic plate during development or other manipulation.
“I propped the book I was translating on to the plate-holder and rattled off a paragraph in English, demonstrating the magical removal of my endless misprints.”
“The method of making the negative is very similar to that described in making line negatives, excepting that in making a half-tone negative the screen is placed in the plate-holder directly in front of the negative.”
“The plate-holder must be loaded in a dark room or dark closet, with absolutely no exposure to daylight or any artificial light whatever except a very faint light from a dark-room lantern, a combination of ruby and yellow glass or paper.”
“We now take the plate-holder in our dark room and prepare our developer.”
“Having focussed our camera and set the stop, we then close the shutter, insert the plate-holder in the back of the camera and carefully draw the slide.”
“The camera in its strong box was a heavy load to carry up the rocks, but it was nothing to the chemical and plate-holder box, which in turn was a featherweight compared to the imitation hand-organ which served for a dark room.”
“They are placed in the plate-holder by means of the ordinary cut film holder.”
“A convenient way to fit this mat is to leave projecting lugs on each side at exactly the same distance from the ends, and cut notches in the plate-holder into which the lugs may closely fit.”
“Professor Wright has taken most of his shadow pictures through only the thickness of ebonite in his plate-holder.”
“From a photograph by Professor Arthur W. W.ight of Yale College, taken through an ebonite plate-holder with fifty-five minutes exposure.”
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