ferrotype
noun Date: 1844 1. a positive photograph made by a collodion process on a thin iron plate having a darkened surface — called also tintype 2. the process by which a ferrotype is made

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  • Ferrotype — Fer ro*type, n. [L. ferrum iron + type.] A photographic picture taken on an iron plate by a collodion process; familiarly called tintype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferrotype — [fer′ō tīp΄, fer′ətīp΄] n. [ FERRO + TYPE] 1. a positive photograph taken directly on a thin plate of black enameled iron coated with a sensitized emulsion; tintype 2. the process of making such photographs vt. ferrotyped, ferrotyping to give a… …   English World dictionary

  • Ferrotype — Un ferrotype, circa 1870 Le ferrotype est une technique photographique mise au point en 1852 par Adolphe Alexandre Martin et qui supplanta peu à peu l ambrotype à cause du faible coût des matériaux utilisés et de la rapidité du procédé. Technique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ferrotype — I. ˈferəˌtīp noun Etymology: ferro + type 1. : a positive photograph made by a collodion process on a thin iron plate and having a darkened surface (as of black enamel) called also tintype 2. : the process by which a ferrotype is made II.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferrotype — /fer euh tuyp /, v., ferrotyped, ferrotyping, n. Photog. v.t. 1. to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet (ferrotype tin). n. 2. Also called tintype. a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of… …   Universalium

  • ferrotype —    In photography, a positive image made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin photosensitive film; also called a tintype. Or, the process by which they are made. The ferrotype process was introduced to the USA in 1855 …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ferrotype — /ˈfɛroʊtaɪp/ (say ferohtuyp) verb (t) (ferrotyped, ferrotyping) 1. to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing it while wet on a metal sheet (ferrotype tin). –noun 2. a photograph taken on a sensitised sheet of enamelled iron or tin; a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ferrotype — noun an early photographic process in which the image is made on an iron plate having a sensitized surface film …   Wiktionary

  • Ferrotype — Ферротипия …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • ferrotype — n. old photographic process; tintype, photograph taken using this process …   English contemporary dictionary

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