Kodak 5.5” (14cm) Wratten Series 8 photography darkroom lamp studio red gelatin filter and dark safelight glass original packaging

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Made of glass and surrounded by a rubber ring, this Kodak 5.5” (14cm) Wratten Series 8 safelightfilter is in very good condition for reuse. The glass may have marks I cannot detect but I believe it is in awesome shape.The package also contains a rippled red gelatin filter. The filter will ship in the original package, the package envelope is torn on the lower right edge. Kodak Safelight Filters are scientifically designed for safelight lamps. When used as directed, Kodak safelight filters provide maximum safe illumination, plus protection from white light.

Wratten numbers are a labeling system for optical filters, usually for photographic use comprising a number sometimes followed by a letter. The number denotes the color of the filter, but is arbitrary and does not encode any information (the 80A–80D are blue, the next filters in numerical order, 81A–81EF, are orange); letters increase with increasing strength. This one is simply a darkroom safelight, not a color filter.

Wratten is the man who founded the first photography company, Frederick Wratten, a British inventor and partner C. E. K. Mees sold their company to Eastman Kodak in 1912, and Kodak started manufacturing Wratten filters, which remain in production, and are sold under license through the Tiffen corporation.

This listing is for a Kodak 5.5” (14cm) Wratten Series 8 red gelatin filter and darkroom safelight glass filter

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