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Topic: Can of Sealed 35mm 1000ft Eastman Nitrate film  (Read 1694 times)
adamcrofts
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« on: December 11, 2014, 08:50:37 AM »

Hi,

I have a can that looks in good condition of 35mm 1000ft Nitrate film that is still sealed.  This is rare, and I haven't seen another example like it.

I'm sure it would be of historical value to someone.  50GBP





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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 11:40:26 AM »

Welcome to the forum,

Like it says on the can "The film in this package is dangerous....."
I would be very careful with nitrate film in a sealed can, it could either burn or even explode spontaneous !
Once nitrate film is burning it can't be extinguished with anything, it even burns under water because it generates its own oxygen.
I certainly wouldn't keep it indoors, film that old can be unstable and is simply a too great a hazard.

BTW if you want to sell something on this forum you'll have to give it a price ( forum rule)
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 11:53:35 AM »

Thought someone who can handle nitrate might be interest in having it for their collection.

Otherwise I will take it to the BFI
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 10:04:32 AM »

 Adamcrofts,

 If you are looking to sell it on this forum please price it!! ( This is a forum rule !!)
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 12:47:00 PM »

£50
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 04:27:18 AM »

I believe you mentioned on another forum that it is positive film.  Is it unexposed or are there images on it?  If it is unexposed it has absolutely no value and should be destroyed, as it is intrinsically dangerous.    As Xenon mentioned, it should not be kept in the house.  I keep mine in a shed well away from the house.  If it is exposed, the value will depend on the content.  There's tons of nitrate around, most of it of little interest or worth.  Not that anyone seems to pay attention to the regulations, but I believe that in the UK and USA it is illegal to send nitrate film through the post or to take it on public transport.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 06:20:06 AM »

It is clearly unexposed film as it is in Kodak's sealed can as it originally came from the factory.  Therefore as others have said it is of no value whatsoever and is extremely dangerous and should be destroyed immediately. To place a value of £50 on it is ludicrous.
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