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Photographic Plate Holder


The top of the plate has a lid which is secured by two turning stops. The inside of the lid has a metal prong. On the bottom side, the plate has a tray that slides out of the end on the opposite face to the door, revealing the inside of the plate.

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Primary Materials: Wood, Metal


On a narrow edge of the slide, stamped and inked: “5”

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 1.5cm, length = 14.5cm, width = 14.5cm


Photographic plate. Possibly holds slides for projection or photographs for display.


Fair. The object shows significant signs of use. The varnished surface of the wood is worn from continued sliding against another surface, and possibly also with contact with photographic chemicals. The metal components are discoloured and slightly corroded in places. The interior of the slide is splattered and stained with photographic ink.

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University of Toronto Department of Physics

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  • Donated to UTSIC