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'Eastman' POSITIVE Nitrate Motion Picture Film Stock


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#1 adamcrofts

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hi,

A friend has found a sealed,unopened (band still around film can) of nitrate film 1000ft 35mm 'Eastman' POSITIVE Nitrate Motion Picture Film Stock.  Is this a rare find?

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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:33 AM

Yes rare and also dangerous don't keep it near anything combustible!


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:58 AM

Ok!

How much is something like this worth? The can seems in pretty good condition.


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#4 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 11:02 AM

If the can is sealed, the film may start to decompose and ignite spontaneously. You cannot extinguish a nitrate fire, it will continue to burn even under water. Nitrate film was last manufactured in the early 1950s so it will be fogged, shrunk and brittle. Will make a spectacular bonfire on NewYear's eve (stand well clear).


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