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The film coating machine in all its glory.

 

I shall put some more info here, as this seems to be the main image people/blogs/sites are linking to...

 

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Can't buy the film you want any more? Just make the stuff!

 

In this set you will find random photos and information on a project a friend has undertaken - a machine to make his own camera film.

 

Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out the other end. This is not a trivial undertaking.

  

*update*

 

This bit of hardware seems to have created a bit of a stir...

 

www.apug.org/forums/forum205/45479-film-coating-machine-h...

 

galerie-photo.info/forum/read.php?f=1&i=56446&t=5...

 

nelsonfoto.com/v/showthread.php?s=ea2ac0252aebb545664c3d5...

 

...and there's a couple of private discussion groups I do not have access to that link here.

 

*further update*

 

It's been picked up by a couple of blogs and now the live journal crowd. These images are often the twelve most viewed images on my photostream, so a lot of people are interested.

 

*yet another update*

 

I have moved away for work so will not be able to get any more photos for a while. But at this point in time, the coating machine is working well and the builder is now concentrating on building the reaction chambers for the various emulsions he intends to use.

 

To all those who are thinking of doing a project like this, get do it! Post your results!

 

*even further update*

 

I apologise on the lack of updates. The machine is still working well, and is coating film, but I have not been in a position to visit the builder for the last 6 months, and have no idea when I will get there again.

 

To make some things clear:

 

I am not the builder.

The builder has no plans of selling any film, experimental or otherwise, from this machine.

He has managed to develop Kodachrome.

He now is setting his sights on making his own Kodachrome.

  

And that's about all there is to say, except there is much more information in the APUG thread linked to above.

  

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Taken on December 15, 2005