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ferrotype

[fer-uh-tahyp] Photography.
verb (used with object), ferrotyped, ferrotyping.
1.
to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet (ferrotype tin)
noun
2.
Also called tintype. a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin.
3.
the process of making such photographs.

Origin:
1835–45; ferro- + -type

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ferrotype (ˈfɛrəʊˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  a photographic print produced directly in a camera by exposing a sheet of iron or tin coated with a sensitized enamel
2.  the process by which such a print is produced

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