A safe method for recovering acetate
After extensive study we now have developed a safe method for recovering
deteriorated acetate negatives without shrinkage or stretch.
The pelicule is lifted from its original acetate base to be remounted
upon a new sheet of polyester.
For a demonstration of the emulsion transfer of a cellulose acetate
negative by Michiel Kort see a video made by Hans Drieman:
short version 9:59min
An industrial approach
The procedure has been designed to handle a maximum amount of negatives
and a minimal amount of chemicals. This is an industrial approach
of the vinegar syndrome that really works.
Large amounts of negatives at the time
We can handle large amounts of negatives at the same time. This
will reduce the price per negative considerably.
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A damaged negative (called "tunneling")
The acetate side of the negative "Groenteman Bergsma"
(the upper photo right).
Move your mouse over it and see the emulsion side.
The International Institute of Social
The images on this page belong to the IISG,
the International Institute of Social History
(Amsterdam, Netherlands), who very kindly allowed us to use them
in this site.
Michiel Kort has done the archival duplication and recovery of these
For more information about the collection AHF / Van Meerendonk see