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Post #1205003

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Servanov
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What to do about 35mm Nitrate print c.1917?
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Date created
10-May-2018, 7:38 AM

ScruffyNerfHerder said:

Cool find! Just be careful, as I’ve heard that nitrate film can spontaneously combust. Back in the old days, one of the major studios lost a ton of silent films due to that. It seems like that’s only likely to combust if the film is decomposing, but I’d take precautions just the same. See this link for info: https://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/technical_information/storage/storage_and_handing_of_processed_nitrate_film/default.htm#spont

Hope that helps! 😃

Thanks for letting me know! I don’t think there’s any risk of combustion, it’s not too bad in terms of damage actually. I have already purchased a different film can to put it in. I am currently looking at ways to have splices and tears fixed in non destructive ways and possibly even scanning.