- to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet (ferrotype tin).
- Also called tintype. a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin.
- the process of making such photographs.
Origin of ferrotype
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Examples from the Web for ferrotype
I tried putting in a large number of these tubes, all in quantity, on the bottom of a ferrotype plate, but with no advantage.
I put one on a piece of ferrotype plate, and that gave really the best result I ever got.
The prints treated in this way lose little of the gloss made by the ferrotype plate.
When they are thoroughly dry apply paste to the back of the print before removing it from the ferrotype.
More often a photograph is taken on a ferrotype plate and the outlines scratched into the plate.What Philately Teaches
John N. Luff
- a photographic print produced directly in a camera by exposing a sheet of iron or tin coated with a sensitized enamel
- the process by which such a print is produced
Systematic name: tintype
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