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kodak velox paper

Carol Lucas , Jan 16, 2012; 12:03 a.m.

Hello.
I just googled Kodak velox paper and found this website. I signed up because I have a question regarding it. I did read one very long article regarding it, but I just wanted to know the date range for this type of paper. I am scanning all of my families photos into my computer and ran across this on the back of quite a few photos. They are from 1953 on. Can someone narrow the date for when this type of photo paper was discontinued as the norm for camera development for brownie cameras?
I am very interested in photography, and would like to know more.

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Tom Harvey , Jan 16, 2012; 03:02 p.m.

Carol, I began developing my own rolls in about 1965 or 1966...simple Kodak Apron tank (no reel). Negs were contact printed onto 2.5 x 3.5 inch Velox paper.

When working at Ritz in PA in the 1970's I remember it was still available then, which would be 1974-1975.

Tom Harvey , Jan 16, 2012; 03:12 p.m.

From http://cycleback.com/photoguide/stamps.html:

Kodak and AGFA branding on the back of modern stnapshots.
Four Common Kodak Brandings
* If the back of a photo has the printing 'Velox,' the photo dates circa 1940s-50s.
* If the back of the photo has the three line printing 'Kodak/Velox/Paper,' the photo dates circa 1950s-60s.
* The printing 'A Kodak Paper' was commonly used in the 1960s and early 1970s.
* The thee lined printing "THIS PAPER / MANUFACTURED / BY KODAK" was commonly used in the 1970s-80s. If you have a photo that is advertised as being from 1979, the presence of this branding doesn't prove the specific year of 1979 but is consistent with the date.

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From http://www.metropostcard.com/guiderealphoto.html (about 2/3 of the way down the page):
NOTE: Velox paper without a postcard back was manufactured until 1988. Some Kruxo cards have no stamp box.

Tom Harvey , Jan 16, 2012; 03:25 p.m.

One more for you, from Harvey Yurow, Ph. D.:
http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/AntiqueP/antiquep.html

(info on many papers, surfaces and emulsion types).

Patrick Haenelt , Jul 15, 2012; 04:37 p.m.

I have pictures with the back of the black and white photos developed on kodak velow paper from the 1952 to 1953 years of my life

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