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fer·ro·type

 (fĕr′ə-tīp′)
n.
1. A positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film. Also called tintype.
2. The process by which such photographs are made.

ferrotype

(ˈfɛrəʊˌtaɪp)
n
1. (Photography) a photographic print produced directly in a camera by exposing a sheet of iron or tin coated with a sensitized enamel
2. (Photography) the process by which such a print is produced
Systematic name: tintype

fer•ro•type

(ˈfɛr əˌtaɪp)

v. -typed, -typ•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to put a glossy surface on (a photographic print) by pressing on a metal sheet (fer′rotype tin`).
n.
2. Also called tintype. a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin.
[1835–45]

ferrotype

1. an early photographic process in which a positive image was taken directly on a thin plate of sensitized iron or tin.
2. the picture produced by this method. Also called stannotype, tintype.
See also: Photography
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