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p.1 #1 · New Mercury Pot



A feat of engineering really. -> http://kadenca.tumblr.com/



May 24, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #2 · New Mercury Pot


Cool stuff - but that mercury scare the bejesus out of me. I'm of the generation that when we were kids we literally passed a little bead of it hand-to-hand between the students in primary school. Maybe that's why I'm dumb


May 24, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #3 · New Mercury Pot


Wow!!! That's some seriously well crafted kit! Impressive.


May 24, 2013 at 01:31 AM
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p.1 #4 · New Mercury Pot


Thanks AuntiPode. It is indeed top of the line craftsmanship. My dag room
is easily becoming one of the finest anywhere, equipment wise. Now, I have
to give artistic justice to it or die of shame.

billk55 I don't think you are dumb. This pot will be used inside a fume hood
with air being 100% vectored in the opposite direction of where I am.

In daguerreotypy mercury is one of the least scary chemicals. Bromine is
the really scary one.



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p.1 #5 · New Mercury Pot


Scarier than the cyanide? Or have I misremembered the chemistry?


May 24, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #6 · New Mercury Pot


They both are deadly. I use cyanide to fix collodion plates as well. I
try keeping myself on guard of it, but I am mostly comfortable handling
it.Too comfortable at times.

The difference is how dangerous handling bromine is. More so in liquid
form than in material form. There are specific ways of handling it which
involves allowing the fumes seep into absorbent silica and use it when
it gets to a certain specific color to fume the plates. One does not even
need to open the bottle where the raw bromine material is, Just taking
the tape off the cork will be enough for fumes to come out. Usually that
happens with silica inside a bigger jar with rubber seal and locks on it.

Real dangerous!



May 24, 2013 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #7 · New Mercury Pot


Yikes! I once worked in a University chem lab many years ago. Developed a very real respect for nasty chemicals.


May 24, 2013 at 08:27 AM





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