the flash temp is conventionally understood as 40 degrees centigrade. I keep some in metal tins lined with fireboard (dry liner, plasterboard) in a darkroom and keep an eye on temp. During the heatwave in uk this year the air temp got to about 26. If it combusts the problem is more containing it, ie not letting the fire spread and cause more damage.
I bought a rank slide projector on ebay recently and when i opened it it had a small slide reel about camping that was on nitrate...!
lots depends on its condition. if image looks good no reason to destroy it.
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| NACHLEBEN FILM LAB AND ARCHIVE http://www.nachleben.org.uk CUBE CINEMA. BRISTOL http://www.cubecinema.com/ |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| On Wed, 12 Dec 2018, Mandar Gotad wrote:
You can do film scanning On Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 16:18 mstark...@gmail.com <mstark...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, I have three reels of 35mm suspected as nitrate and confirmed by my local film archive recently. They want to dispose safely of the film via a third party… And don’t recommend that it is taken back into a domestic environment as they told me it will invalidate my house insurance. I’m torn between recklessly wanting it back to set fire to myself (!) and document as an artwork. I have very little idea what is on it apart from it’s 1920s (and presumably not thought to be significant if the archive want to destroy it). It’s not in bad condition and has just been sitting in my studio for the last three years. I suddenly panicked about it spontaneously combusting after watching Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time, which includes lots of footage of film setting on fire! Any recommendations, thoughts, warnings, advice from an artist filmmaker perspective, rather than an archival perspective, are welcomed. Mary _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks
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