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[tin-tahyp] /ˈtɪnˌtaɪp/
Photography, ferrotype (def 2).
not on your tintype, Slang. absolutely not:
Ask her again? Not on your tintype!
1860-65, Americanism; tin + -type Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tintype
  • The scene is reversed because the tintype process results in a mirror image of the subject being photographed.
  • Tarlton presented a tintype photograph of himself as proof.
British Dictionary definitions for tintype


another name for ferrotype (sense 1), ferrotype (sense 2)
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Encyclopedia Article for tintype


positive photograph produced by applying a collodion-nitrocellulose solution to a thin, black-enameled metal plate immediately before exposure. The tintype, introduced in the mid-19th century, was essentially a variation on the ambrotype, which was a unique image made on glass, instead of metal. Just as the ambrotype was a negative whose silver images appeared grayish white and whose dark backing made the clear areas of shadows appear dark, so the tintype, actually negative in its chemical formation, was made to appear positive by the black plate

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