- a glass photographic plate coated with a sensitive emulsion of silver bromide and silver iodide in gelatin.
- Metallurgy. tin plate having patches of dull finish.
Origin of dry plate
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for dry plate
I have known a man find that determining factor in a dry-plate factory, and another in writing a history of the Manor.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
The photographic apparatus was particularly bulky, for neither the dry-plate nor film had yet been invented.The Romance of the Colorado River
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
All the latest novelties in connection with the improved Dry-plate Processes furnished at the shortest notice.The Art and Practice of Silver Printing
H. P. Robinson
The recent advances in dry-plate photography have vastly increased our powers of dealing with this subject.