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dry plate

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Because of the sun and the dry plate, illustrators had to find inks and methods which would aid the engraver as much as possible.

  • The dry plate being flooded with alcohol and water, and washed so as to well wet the film, this solution is floated over it.

  • Quarter of a century later, with the introduction of the dry plate and the gelatine film, a new start was made.

    The Future of Astronomy Edward C. Pickering
  • Our photographic outfit was extremely bulky and heavy, for the dry plate had not been invented.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • An occasional lone poplar tree developed in the mist as an object on a dry plate develops.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • Any ordinary dark room may with little expense be fitted for dry plate work.

  • Now, however, by the introduction of the new process of dry plate work, all that was disagreeable has been done away with.

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