There has been a demand for a practical and inexpensive drying apparatus that would dry large quantities of prints of any description in a short space of time, and the dryer illustrated above fits the demand in every particular.

Single or Double Weight prints maybe dried absolutely flat, without curl, in from fifteen to thirty minutes, the time depending on whether or not heat is used.

The machine consists of four cylinders opening into a cone, at the small end of which is a powerful electric fan, covered with a guard to prevent accidents. Four drying rolls are supplied, one for each cylinder. The drying roll consists of two sheets of corrugated board, a muslin faced blotter, a plain blotter and a hollow metal core closed at one end.

After removing the surplus water, the wet prints are placed,face down, on the muslin faced blotter, covered with the plain blotter, rolled between the sheets of corrugated board, around the core, and the roll placed in the dryer.

Prints may be dried with or without heat. If heat is to be used, a small gas plate is placed about fifteen inches below the lower edge of the fan. The heat from the gas burner is drawn into the dryer and forced through the rolls.

The sheets of corrugated board are so placed that the corrugations allow the heated air to come in contact with the entire surface of the blotters on both sides of the prints, while the metal core, being closed at one end, prevents any heat being lost through the center of the roll.Covers are provided for closing all the openings not in use, which insures a strong current of air through the cylinders containing rolls of prints. Each hole will dry all the prints that can be placed on the blotter, which is twenty-four inches wide and about nine and one-half feet long. The rolls are all of uniform length and are made to fit snug, as they must, to prevent the escape of air except through the corrugations of the board.

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By S. H. Lifshey Brooklyn, N. Y.

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Prints are not only dried quickly in the Majestic Print Dryer, but they are dried absolutely smooth and flat, without wrinkles or unevenness of any kind. And if quantities of prints are to be dried, those in the first roll will be dry almost as soon as those in the fourth roll are ready to be placed in the dryer.

The principle of this dryer is right. All the air from the fan is utilized in drying the prints, the roll gives the prints enough curl to hold them flat and the tightness of the roll insures the smoothness of the prints.

The fact that heat is not absolutely necessary and that no special burner is required when heat is used, makes it quite simple to dry prints in either way.The No. 4 Majestic Print Dryer is inexpensive - the price, with electric fan, four holes and four drying rolls, is $45.00. Order one through your stock dealer.


The perfect developing agent.


We regret to announce the death of Mr. G. Cramer at his home in St. Louis, Thursday, July 16th.

Mr. Cramer was one of the pioneer manufacturers of dry plates and was a familiar figure at National Conventions. He was a past president of the National Association and had attended every meeting since its organization.

"Papa" Cramer, as he was familiarly called by those who knew and loved him, had a most happy disposition and a personality that won him a host of friends.

He had almost rounded out four score years of usefulness, having been a prominent figure in St. Louis philanthropic work as well as the active head of his manufacturing business up to the time of his death.

Mr. Cramer recently contracted a severe cold which developed alarming complications during the recent Atlanta Convention. He improved sufficiently to make the return trip to St. Louis, but was unable to regain the necessary strength to a full recovery.

Mr. Cramer leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter, to whom our sympathy is extended.

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By S. H. Lifshey

Brooklyn, N. Y.


The illustrations in this issue of Studio Light are from the studio of S. H. Lifshey of Brooklyn, N. Y.

Mr. Lifshey's studio is located in an exclusive section of the city and his excellent work has attracted the patronage of an exacting but appreciative clientele.

He not only does good work in his own studio, but is active in the affairs of the photographic fraternity.He is always willing to help a brother photographer and is equally quick at picking up a good idea. Mr. Lifshey, by the way, has several times been a successful competitor in the Kodak Advertising Competition. Mr. Lifshey served a thorough apprenticeship with Falk of New York and was afterwards associated for a time with Mrs. Gertrude Kasebier in an exchange of ideas which proved a success because of the practical benefit to both parties. And in his contact with other photographers Mr. Lifshey is still absorbing ideas which he finds of use to him in his work.

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By 8. H. Lifshey Brooklyn, N. Y.

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By S. H. Lifshey Brooklyn, N. Y.

Nothing but the best of material enters into the make-up of Lifshey portraits. Seed Plates are used exclusively for negative making and Etching Sepia Platinum for the prints, which are so satisfactory to his patrons.

Our illustrations are made from Artura prints, because this paper is more suitable for purposes of reproduction.

New Tank Developing Powders

In the September number of Studio Light we published a new Pyro plate tank formula in which Metabisulphite of Potash was recommended as a preservative, instead of Oxalic Acid. The change was made after a series of exhaustive experiments, which also demonstrated the necessity for a slight variation of the developer for the faster brands of plates.

The change in formula gave such excellent results that the Professional Plate Tank Developing Powders were changed to conform with the new formula. This made it necessary to put out an additional powder for Standard Polychrome and Seed 30 Plates, both of which are exceptionally fast and require different treatment than medium speed plates.

Professional Plate Tank Developing Powders for extra fast plates are now plainly marked "For Seed 30 and Standard Polychrome Plates ' Powders for the slower brands of plates are marked "For all plates except Standard Polychrome and Seed 30."

In ordering these powders from your dealer, be sure to specify which powder you wish, as you probably would not be furnished with powders for the fast plates unless your order was specific.