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RE: "ultimate alt process"

	It was an attempt at humor.  I was hoping to contrast questionable
origins of the "ultimate process" with the rather well documented origins
and continued use of the pt/pd process at about the same time.  Thanks to
Richard I sit corrected...1876, not 1878.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 11:24 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Cc: alt-photo-process-error@sask.usask.ca
Subject: Re: "ultimate alt process"

Would someone please explain (words of one syllable would be OK) the 
connection between the alleged "Willy Kuhne" and the presumed William 
Willis, whose patent of 1873 (or 6) has been cited in tones of serious 
nyah nyah nyah in response to my citation of a bridge completed in 1883 -- 
even assuming for the purpose -- any purpose -- that Kuhne was a real 
person and his alleged "invention," whether in 1878 as alleged, or some 
other year, even 1875... was "brilliant."


On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Richard Knoppow wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "BOB KISS" <bobkiss@caribsurf.com>
> To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 7:17 PM
> Subject: RE: "ultimate alt process"
>> 1878.  Hmmmmmmmmmm. That date seems significant.  Wasn't some
>> obscure process patented that year?  Let's see...might it be platinum
>> printing?  Must be something arcane like that!   ;-))
>> BOB
>  As near as I can tell the first patent for Platinum printing was issued
> William Willis in England in 1873. A US patent, USP 173,381 was issued 
> February 8, 1876 to the same fellow. Probably this is the US version of
> British patent.
>  The patent can be found on Google Patents or from the U.S.Patent and 
> Trade-mark Office at http://www.uspto.gov The Google site has the
> of allowing text searches of patents issued before 1976 and allowing the 
> patents to be downloaded as PDF's rather than FAX tiff files.
>  I don't have a good source for historical British or European patents.
> ---
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickburk@ix.netcom.com