This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911.
Our aim in the manufacture of sensitized materials has been to combine quality with dependability, and the interesting experience of Carlos E. Cum-mings, M. D., secretary of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science, helps to prove that we have accomplished our purpose.
In the interest of the Society, Dr. Cummings visited several islands of the Pacific and among other things made a photographic record of his visit.
To use Dr. Cummings' words, "My plates were for the purpose of lantern slides and it is therefore necessary that they should be entirely clean, spotless and full of detail." He selected Standard plates because of his previous experience with their quality and reliability and subsequent events proved the wisdom of his selection.
Again quoting Dr. Cummings, "Not one of these plates was developed until my return home, and in the interval they had traveled nearly 24,000 miles, and had been subject to all kinds of weather and moisture from the Fijis in August to Vancouver in November. At the volcano of Kilauea in Hawaii, the air was so damp that twenty-four hours exposure caused the paper stuck around the boxes to loosen so that it could be stripped off without tearing, and the air so full of sulphur and other gases that the hotel is obliged to use nickel table ware; silver blackening in a few hours.
"In Fiji I experienced a continual rain of nearly two weeks, during which time several dozen plates were in the holders.
"In New Zealand at the Geyser Region the air is so full of steam and sulphur as to rust out the interior of the shutters to a point where they required re-finishing."
Dr. Cummings then goes on to say that not one of the plates showed the slightest trace of deterioration and ends by saying, "I can honestly recommend your plates to anyone working under the most exacting and trying conditions."
Now that is exactly what we have advised right along - our plates for use under the most exacting and trying conditions. We would hardly expect plates to stand up under the conditions related and always advise care in the keeping of all sensitized materials when possible, but it is good to know that when put to the test - when conditions are not favorable - that our plates make good.
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