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dry plate

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noun
  1. a glass photographic plate coated with a sensitive emulsion of silver bromide and silver iodide in gelatin.
  2. Metallurgy. tin plate having patches of dull finish.

Origin of dry plate

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • 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 recent advances in dry-plate photography have vastly increased our powers of dealing with this subject.