Re-Inventing the Daguerreotype for the 21st Century
...USPTO utility patent for an new Mercury Vapor Apparatus that solves the challenges with mercury and more!
“A superbly simple, space saving, practical and efficient device” … Dan Carrillo, owner of an 8 x 10 unit.
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
Available in teak or cherry wood
At right is a 5 x 7 model designed for use with a film holder supplied by the client.
In Cherry with a satin oil finish
At left is an 8 x10 model for use with a standard Lisco Fidelity film holder.
In Teak with a satin oil finish.
8 x 10 Standard Version with a 4 x 5 reduction frame next to a 4 x 5 Standard Version at right.
8 x 10 Standard Version - $3,250 USD
4 x 5 or 5 x 7 Standard Version - $2,750 USD
Whole-Plate Custom Version - $3,250 USD
Half-Plate Custom Version - $3,000 USD
Custom Requirements - contact me for pricing
Reduction Frames for smaller plate holders - $500 USD
Every unit is custom built to order on a first come first served basis. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Deposit of $1,000.00 USD is required to place an order.
Please contact me if you have questions about purchasing a new Century Darkroom Mercury Vapour Apparatus, or if you are ready to place an order click here...