Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/03

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Subject: [Leica] Loading Patterson reels OT
From: John Collier <>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 13:08:30 -0600

In which the author revels just how ignorant he is.

As you all know I have been doing my own B&W processing this last little
while and I have appreciated all the advice from this list. I have had,
however, one nagging problem with loading my Patterson reels (my apologies
to all you who feel this is heresy). Finally I loaded the darn things in the
light with a practice roll. My problem was, other than the obvious, with
loading the reel and having the film curling against the curvature of the
reel channels. Now that I have started loading with the film curling in the
same direction as the curvature of the reel it is slick and fast.

I hesitated posting this for obvious reasons but maybe someone out there was
dropped on their heads as often as I was in my youth.

John Collier

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