Broken film developing hangers still usable? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I recently bought a batch of used 4x5 developing hangers for b&w tank processing, but a few of them are missing the closing gate at the top where the film is inserted. Can these hangers still be used, or will the film escape from the hanger during processing? Has anyone had the same experience?

Thanks for the help.


-- Dan Blair (, September 26, 2000


Dan: You might make a usable gate from stainless steel wire, which you can get at model airplane hobby shops. I have built a couple in the past. Why not try a test using some junk negatives? They may be o.k. as they are if you don't move them too quickly in the chemistry.

-- Doug Paramore (, September 26, 2000.

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