I received an email from SFLaB Patron David Stockton which read…
Good morning Roger, thought you might be interested in a recent experience of mine.
I started to collect old film cameras, and purchased a Kodak Folding Brownie 620 camera. Reckon it was about 60 years old.
To my surprise it had a roll of HP3 inside that had been exposed. The glue on the sealing strip had gone all hard and crystalised, but the film looked OK.
I could not find any developing info on Massive Dev so had to take a chance and develop in Rodinal for 8 mins.
Imagine my surprise when I saw the results.
These were shots of a lovely family taken in a back garden in the fifties or sixties, yet they have still come out fine.I have attached a couple of frames for you to look at.
I wonder if any of your subscribers would know this family. Just a thought.
I am 75 years old and have just got back into film and have got a mint OM 1 .Love your channel and it was you that inspired me to develop my own film.
Here are the images that were found on Davids camera. If anyone recognises the family please contact me so I can let David know. It’s a long shot, of course, but you never know!