This section is from the "Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909.
We have had the pleasure in previous issues of describing several of the time and labor saving conveniences in use in our model studio. In response to a number of requests we publish in this number the floor plan of the studio showing its general arrangement and where the devices described in our previous issues are installed. The plan shown on pages 16 and 17 is largely self explanatory, and only in a few instances will it be necessary to ask attention to special features.
It will be noticed that there is a clear passageway leading from the reception room and office to any of the work rooms, except to the dark room in the rear of the operating room, and the dark room may be reached without disturbing the operater or sitter by means of a door opening behind the backgrounds.
Floor Plan Of The Eastman Studio.
It will be noticed that all doors opening off the passageway between the operating and printing rooms are sliding, instead of opening in the usual manner, this not only saves space, but likewise prevents accidents in case of the door suddenly opening against an employee carrying a rack of negatives.
The skylight is of the single slant style and faces the north. From the opposite wall is suspended an Aristo Lamp for use on all occasions when daylight is not available. The printing room is divided into two parts, one for daylight printing, and one for artificial light, either when using the Aristo Printing Cabinet or when printing developing out papers. The dividing wall between the printing and toning rooms contains a cupboard with doors opening into both rooms; this cupboard saves many a step as the exposed sheets are placed in this cupboard by the printers and removed by the workmen in the other room for toning. The enlarging room has its own sink for the handling of enlargements, so that class of work may be kept entirely separate from the ordinary printing.
In every respect this arrangement of studio and work rooms has worked perfectly in three years of constant use and we have not found it necessary to make any but the most minor alterations in that time.
Any futher information regarding this studio or its appointments will be gladly furnished to the profession upon request.
One extremely bad feature of the ordinary double plate holder is the inability of the light trap in the slide openings to prevent the entrance of light when the slide is inserted corner wise, and in many instances the trap fails to work at all, allowing a stream of fogging white light to strike across the plate during an exposure.
The Sterling, Graphic, Gra-flex, Century View and Universal plate holders all overcome this annoying imperfection perfectly by means of a spring finger cut-off. This cut-off absolutely prevents the entrance of light and the slide may be inserted corner wise, and the holder left unprotected even during a prolonged outdoor exposure without danger.
The Sterling, Graphic, and Graflex plate holders are manufactured by the Folmer & Schwing Division, the Century by the Century Camera Division, and the Universal by the Rochester Optical Division, and may be had from your stock-house.
From A Collodio-Carbon Print By The Rose Studio Providence, R. I