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Ansco Supreme "Panchromatic" (35mm) Film

This is an unopened, expired, 20 exposure roll of "Ansco Supreme Panchromatic" 35mm film, with a develop before date of "MAY 1953".

 

Majority of the box is a dark blue colour with a thin white stripe separating the bottom portion in red. On the top of the box in white text reads: "SUPREME", "HIGH-SPEED FINE-GRAIN PANCHROMATIC". While the front of the box simple reads: "ANSCO SUPREME FILM".

 

This film was developed by Ansco in response to Kodak's brand of "Panchromatic" film. The term "Panchromatic" referrers to a type of black-and-white photographic film that is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, which intern allows to a wider range of contrast and tones. As apposed to standard black-and-white or "Orthochromatic" film which lacks the sensitivity of colour range.

 

I acquired this film at a local yard sales as part of a bundle deal. This also included a "Kodak Bantam F.8", a "Kodak Baby Brownie”, a “Kodak Baby Brownie Special”, a pack of old GE flashbulbs, and a few rolls of old "Kodak Verichrome (V127)" and "Kodak Plus-X (PX 828)" film that also expired in the early 1950s, along with some other small odds and ends for $10.00.

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Taken on August 24, 2012