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Re: Can anyone identify this press???



wringers were commonly used as presses by bromoilists (who tend to consider
themselves photographers)--the "press" was only necessary for bromoil
transfer--bromoil transfer is more a planographic process but also makes use
of swelling (raising) the surface creating a pseudo-etch---whether bromoil
(tinted photo and thus the more low-tech & common relative to transfer) or
bromoil transfer--litho inks are genreally favored and used after
modification by adding more oil--in essence a photo was inked (meticulously)
with a modified barber's brush --the sophisticated used several brushes--one
to ionk--one to wipe --one for big areas--one ofr details --matrix is
silver-gelatin (black & white) photo paper--images tended to be small and
little pressure was/is needed--eveness was the critical aspect and wringers
did well enough for most--others used etching presses

i recall that a modified wringer expressly for the purpose was made and sold
diuring the heyday of hte technique--this could be one?

not that there aren't/weren't other uses or this was made or used for this
technique--but though might be interesting to note how a print was commonly
wrung--for a couple of decades or so -- by so many thousands of aspiring
bromoilists who wrung out tons of mostly oblivious prints--many wrung out on
the family wringer still attached to the tub on the back porch--such was
recommended in the bromoil books and popular photography zines of the day

probably a couple hundred persons working with this today--popular in the
UK--only small part of these do transfer

or so it was if my mind wrings wrignt

jewelia Margueritta Cameroon

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