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British Dictionary definitions for quarter plate

quarter plate

noun
  1. a photographic plate measuring 3 1/4 × 4 1/4 inches (8.3 × 10.8 cm)
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Historical Examples

  • He extracted the camera—a quarter-plate instrument—from its case and opened it.

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    R. Austin Freeman

  • The time taken to transmit a photograph, quarter-plate size, is about fifteen minutes.

  • The quarter-plate size will be found most suitable, and these may be successfully enlarged to 12 by 10.

  • Provision is then made to fit into the frame a quarter-plate printing frame, in which is placed the negative.