|HOW TO MAKE A DAGUERREOTYPE|
|1. The corners of the silverplated
are clipped and the edges are slightly turned down. The plate was held in a wooden block and was polished with finest rottenstone with a square of Canton flannel.
|2. The plate was polished with a curved hand bufff.|
|3. The conical buff wheel allowed the use of a whole skin.|
|4. In the dark room the plate was
with bromine and iodine.
|5. Cross section of the coating box.|
|6. The plate was exposed..|
|7. Now the plate was developed with mercury fumes.|
|8. The plate was fixed with a solution of
hyposulphite of soda and thoroughly washed.
|9. The plate was gilded with a weak
of chloride of gold, washed and finnally dried
over a spirit lamp.
The daguerreotype process requires the use of dangerous chemicals.
|Pics from Sientific American, 1887.