As part of my marathon B&W developing assault I added to the mix a roll of Ilford Selochrome 127 film that expired in 1958.
Developing this was always going to be messy since the emulsion felt a tad crusty. Unraveling the paper backing I could hear crumbling dry fragments of glue or maybe the emulsion itself flake away. My hopes were low.
It was a wee bit tricky to initially load the film onto the spindle, in the end I took the corner edges off one end which helped ease the thin paper like film onto the spindle and once started it was easy work.
I followed the Ilford Delta 100 plan with the developing times, 8m 30s in stock ID11 and 5m in Rapid Fixer 1+4 all at 20º, and rinsed it thoroughly in water.
If anyone knows where the hell I’d get Benzotriazole in the UK please let me know!
I was surprised to see anything on the negative, most of it was just a grainy fog but I managed to get a few images from it.
I just wish I actually photographed something bloody well interesting!
I have a roll of 35mm Ilford film from 1959 to develop so hopefully I’ll have something more interesting in that roll.