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Subject: Photographic negatives damaged by oil

Photographic negatives damaged by oil

From: Suellen Bailey <suellenb>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999
Rachel Wetzel <rwetzel35 [at] hotmail__com> writes

>An accident occurred where a bottle of olive oil was spilled and the
>oil came in contact with some negatives.  This person uses roll film
>format 120.  Both color and black and white negatives were damaged.
>Is it possible to remove the oil without losing the image?

My colleague, Cheryl Jackson, asked me to send this reply:

    A couple of years ago I would have recommended Rachel purchase
    some Kodak Film Cleaner, but it is no longer available as it is
    an ozone depleting substance.  Kodak Film Cleaner is (was) 1,1,1
    trichloroethane, though, so you could try washing the film with

Cheryl Jackson
Preservation Manager, Operations and Holdings
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Mail Centre  ACT  2610
+61 2 6212 3422
Fax: +61 2 6212 3469

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