Re-Inventing the Daguerreotype for the 21st Century

Patent Pending  

...USPTO utility patent for an new Mercury Vapor Apparatus that solves the challenges with mercury and more!

  • uses 99.99% less mercury than inverted pyramid designs 
  • easily transportable with no risk of mercury spills
  •  no darkroom necessary - develop daguerreotypes in the camera holder
  • built-in heating system works on North American or UK/Europe voltage simply by  switching the power cable
  • PID digital readout of process temperature in °F or °C
  • custom configurations possible
                                                    Functional prototype for half-plates

                                                  Functional prototype for half-plates




Production Design

At left is a 3D-CAD rendering of the apparatus designed for use with a standard 4 x 5 film holder

A feasibility study is currently underway for on-demand production using CNC milling and 3D printing technologies allowing for custom sizes and plate formats.



Please contact me to learn more about purchasing a new Century Darkroom Mercury Vapour Apparatus