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Re: Cleaning Nitrate?



Robert:

Nitrate (only used as a base in 35mm, never 16mm) remained a standard until
1950.  Some safety film was made before that, but it is usually marked
"SAFETY FILM" on the edge.  Be very careful handling it -- it is a HIGH
EXPLOSIVE, basically guncotton in 35mm strips.  Very very dangerous.

You might as Frank Wylie, a new subscriber here, to offer some assistance.
 He works at the Library of Congress, and, as he says, he "loves the smell of
nitrate in the morning."  Smells like, what, history?

Good luck, be careful, and NO SMOKING.  

Best,

Jeff "boom-boom-BOOM" Kreines