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Tip on using marbles to help eliminate air in partially-full photochemistry storage bottles.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jan 1991 (v.13#1) pg. 8

Tip on labeling chemistry bottles using tags cut from plastic containers and attached with string.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Mar 1991 (v.13#3) pg. 17

Tip on using Styrofoam packing peanuts to reduce oxidation in partially-full bottles.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Aug 1991 (v.13#8) pg. 6

Tip on using a "Foodsaver" vacuum-sealing device to preserve photochemicals.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Dec 1991 (v.13#12) pg. 13

Tip on storing photochemicals in used wine bags.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Apr 1993 (v.15#4) pg. 18
Added Info CAMERA & DARKROOM Jul 1993 (v.15#7) pg. 8

Tip on using a hand-operated vacuum pump and rubber corks (originally intended to preserve open bottles of wine) to prolongue the life of photo chemicals.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Dec 1993 (v.15#12) pg. 9

Darkroom 101. New column that offers practical darkroom tips for the experienced beginner. Lesson 1. Tips on getting the greatest life from your b&w chemistry.
CAMERA & DARKROOM May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 8

Tips on lengthening the shelflife of sensitive chemicals. How to test to determine if old chemicals are still good.

Tips on freezing photo chemicals to prolongue their shelflife.

Tips on storing dry photo chemicals and mixing and using dry chemicals which have absorbed moisture (caked). Includes tips on avoiding caking.
DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 13-16

The effect of moisture on dry chemicals, and storage tips to prevent them from absorbing moisture.

Tips on diluting and storing Kodak C-41 and EP-2 color chemistry.

Tips on extending chemical life in automated print processors.

Tips on saving and reusing b&w paper developer and monitoring developer oxidation.

Tips on improving the utilization and storage of short-lived color photochemistry.

Guidelines for long-term shelf life of raw photographic chemicals (alkaline compounds, developing agents, fixing agents, addenda).

Split stock mixing. A method to increase the shelf life of black-and-white film developers.

Tip: Purchase 1 oz. nose drop dispensers from a druggist for use in holding premeasured amounts of color chemical concentrates.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1979 (v.1#5) pg. 12

How to divide a 1-gallon E-6 processing kit into eight individual 1-pint kits. 72 bottles with the correct capacities should cost you about $25. Subdividing a 1-gallon kit can save you 50% in the cost of E-6 chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 70

Tip: Use fishing line swivels to keep bottle caps attached to photo chemical bottles.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1980 (v.2#3) pg. 14

Tip: Use brown quart-size beer bottles for storing photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1981 (v.3#4) pg. 14

Put the lid on developer oxidation. How to choose bottles and displace air in order to prevent oxidation of developer stored for long periods.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1981 (v.3#4) pg. 62

How to "vacuum pack" your developer in heavy-duty glass bottles to avoid oxidation and keep developer fresh well beyond its normal storage life.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1982 (v.4#1) pg. 62
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1982 (v.4#4) pg. 12

Tip: Add a drain hole to a large photo tray to facilitate returning chemicals to bottles.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.4#7) pg. 15

Tip: Suggested bottle for use with photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.4#7) pg. 15

Tip: How to clean chemical deposits from photographic solution bottles by using sand and water.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.6#6) pg. 15

Tip: Use plastic garbage bags inside a one-gallon plastic jug. This trick can extend chemical shelf life by 50% or more because it reduces the amount of air reaching the chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1984 (v.6#8) pg. 16

Tip: Don't use glass marbles to raise liquid levels when storing highly alkaline photo solutions.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1986 (v.8#1) pg. 8
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 6

Tip on storage of Ektaprint chemicals to get long life.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1986 (v.8#2) pg. 8

Tip: Use nitrogen gas to protect partially-filled bottles of photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1986 (v.8#3) pg. 12

Tip: Use 1-gallon containers of distilled water to mix and store photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1986 (v.8#3) pg. 12

Tip on filling and sealing brown, flint-glass photo chemical storage bottles to retard spoilage.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1986 (v.8#8) pg. 17

Tip: Kitchen plastic wrap will keep photo solutions fresh in a tray just as long as storing in a full, stoppered bottle.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1987 (v.9#1) pg. 12

How to evacuate air from collapsible plastic containers (cubitainers) used to store photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.9#6) pg. 6

Tip on pouring from a 1-gallon jug without splashing.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.10#3) pg. 14

Tip: Protect your color developer with the gas in "Dust Away".
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1988 (v.10#4) pg. 16

Tip on displacing air and sealing bottles so that photo chemicals will keep a long time.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.11#1) pg. 8

Ozone update. The need for safe substitutes for canned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gasses in the photo darkroom. Tips on alternatives and substitutes.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.11#1) pg. 50
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 19
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1989 (v.11#4) pg. 13
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 56

Tip on storing pre-mixed chemicals longer by placing in small glass jars and keeping in the dark.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1989 (v.11#4) pg. 7

Tip on using laundry detergent bottles to store photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1989 (v.11#7) pg. 3

Tip on storing Technidol liquid developer for use with Kodak Technical Pan film.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1989 (v.11#8) pg. 7

Tip on using "Saran Wrap" to prolong the life of chemistry in trays.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1989 (v.11#12) pg. 8

Tip on using 1-liter wine boxes to store photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1990 (v.12#6) pg. 7

Tip on source of brown glass bottles for storing photo chemicals.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1990 (v.12#8) pg. 16

Tip on using a gasoline siphon to remove chemicals from large processing trays.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 17

Tips on mixing and storage of photo chemicals.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1990 (v.39#7) pg. 6

Suggestions for bottles in which to store chemicals, plus chemical handling tips to improve performance.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1968 (v.32#3) pg. 26

Preserve expensive color chemicals by freezing.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1976 (v.40#4) pg. 112

Tips on keeping oxygen out of developers to lengthen life.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1976 (v.40#5) pg. 103

Tips on mixing and storing color processing kits.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1977 (v.41#6) pg. 55

Tip: Attach non-skid strips to glass bottles and film tanks to make it easier (and safer) to handle them with wet hands.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.50#9) pg. 44

Tip: Use wine bottles with corks to store photo chemicals.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1987 (v.51#8) pg. 52

Tip: Freeze mixed film developer to keep it fresh. Microwave to thaw before use.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1988 (v.52#6) pg. 51

Advice on the shelf life of both liquid and dry photochemicals.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1997 (v.18#2) pg. 11

Shelf life of RA-4 and most other processing chemicals. Includes storage tips.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1997 (v.18#4) pg. 14

Tips on shelf-life and storage of RA-4 chemicals.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Nov-Dec 1998 (v.19#6) pg. 20

Tip: Intravenous-feeding-solution bottles make good storage for photo chemicals.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1978 (v.7#8) pg. 120

Tip: Use Grolsch beer bottles to store photo chemicals.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1980 (v.9#2) pg. 6

Tip: How to clean laundry detergent bottles for use as photo chemical storage containers.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 103

Tip on best way to thoroughly rinse those ribbed, collapsible chemical storage bottles.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1990 (v.19#2) pg. 105

Tip: Use glass marbles to raise level of developer in storage bottles to drive out the air.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1977 (v.147#1) pg. 144

Tip: Extend tray life of photo chemicals by covering with plastic wrap.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 47

Make your own collapsible darkroom dispensers from milk cartons, vinyl tubing, freezer bags, and clamps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1981 (v.155#2) pg. 50

Tip: Inflate a balloon inside a photo chemical storage bottle to displace air and seal the bottle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 33

Techniques for storing photographic chemicals to exploit their maximum life.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1968 (v.63#1) pg. 82

Tips on where to get free or inexpensive colored bottles in various sizes for use in storing photo chemicals.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1978 (v.83#6) pg. 22

Tip: An inexpensive source for accordion-type collapsible storage containers.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1989 (v.96#1) pg. 108

Using a homemade siphon to return photochemicals from a tray to a storage bottle without spilling any.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1990 (v.97#1) pg. 22

Plastic jars, with simple homemade valves, for storing photo chemicals.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1967 (v.190#5) pg. 150

Extend the life of your bulk liquid photo chemicals by doing vacuum re-bottling into soft drink bottles with screw-on tops.
SHUTTERBUG #299 Aug 1995 (v.24#10) pg. 142