From: Nash Computer Technology (email@example.com)
Date: 09/27/00-04:02:21 PM Z
I came across a 19th century text for making Daguerrotypes, and am now
curious about the process.
Does anyone still use this process today?
Lighting a spirit lamp under a container of mercury in order to release
mercury vapours is obviously more than dangerous. I'd be interested to know
i) Is it possible to buy mercury and the other required chemicals?
ii) If so, are there any safe ways to work with mercury vapour?
ii) Are there any safer alternative chemicals that can be used?
ii) Are there any modern texts on the Dageurrotype process?
I've had a quick look at http://www.daguerre.org but the site appears to be
geared more toward historic records.
Thanks in advance.
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