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.
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How to use ferrotype in a sentence
In Nos. 797 and 805 will be found directions for preparing a ferrotype plate so that prints will not stick.Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895 | Various
Aristo prints can be mounted direct from the ferrotype plate or the ground-glass to which they have been squeegeed to dry.Harper's Round Table, October 8, 1895 | Various
The ferrotype plate therefore vibrates with tremendous rapidity between the core and the platinum screw.How to Make Electrical Machines | R. A. R. Bennett
Now the ferrotype plate must be exactly free of the end of the core and that is all.How to Make Electrical Machines | R. A. R. Bennett
More often a photograph is taken on a ferrotype plate and the outlines scratched into the plate.What Philately Teaches | John N. Luff
British Dictionary definitions for ferrotype
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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