historic convira paper, ansco

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i have a large quantity of convira 10x20 b glossy single wt. #4 paper dated 1947 still wrapped in military waxed paper with order number, contract # and stock #, unopened. the paper was made by ansco in binghampton, n.y. facility. for what purpose was this paper made? i suspect perhaps for aerial photos, stero--10x10's. anyone have the specific answer. thank you.

-- raymond a. bleesz (bleesz@vail.net), April 07, 1998


I suspect it was used for contact printing 9 x 18 inch aerial negatives on the big contact printer like we used to use on the aircraft carrier.

I trained to repair the big camera, but I have forgotten the type number.

Most of our film and paper was made by Ansco.

I served aboard the USS Coral Sea, CVA 43 from 1971 -- 1972. Photographers Mate 3rd Class.

-- Tony Brent (ajbrent@mich.com), October 27, 1998.

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