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Mareks Use of Javel Water with Gum

Marek and All,
             You said you could not remember when or where you came across Javel Water.
 Perhaps it was some years ago you may have read this?  Its always enlightening to back track on the development of  methods being used, today.
But I dont see how the Arvel process could have produced better results than  Loris and yourself are getting, now, using Javel Water.
Best Wishes
John - Photographist - London - UK
To clarify a little further and to quote the next para in Nadeau's, ''Gum
>> Dichromate.'' 1987. Page 76 Chapter V1:-
>> ''Mouret, mentioning the work of Charles W . Miller writes :
>> ''Early in the morning, he places a piece of sensitized Fresson paper in
>> contact with a paper negative outside of the window, and leaves it there
>> all day long without the least inspection.  In the evening, he transfers
>> the paper into the cold water bath for 4 minutes and then into another
>> tray containing a mixture of  1 ounce of Javelle water and  3 6 ounces of
>> ordinary tap water.  Now the paper must be watched very carefully, and as
>> soon as the edges begin to lighten it must be instantly removed and placed
>> either on a glass or tin plate, or in an empty tray.  It may now be
>> sprayed carefully under the tap, or better with the aid of a rubber hose
>> carrying a glass or hard rubber tip, to enable the operator to direct a
>> fine jet of water just at the point where it is momentarily required.  The
>> entire surface must be treated in this fashion, until the desired degree
>> of density has been reached, whereupon the picture may be hung up for
>> drying.''
>> Charles M. Mouret.  ''The Fresson Direct Carbon Printing Process'',  The
>> American Annual of Photography.   (1929 ) pp  179 -182  ''