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Nitrate Test Images

In the late 1930's through to the late 1940's the National Archives in conjunction with the National Bureau of Standards conducted a series of tests in Beltsville, MD. The purpose of this was to test the effectiveness of different types of storage vaults and containers used to store Nitrate Film. (More Photos coming soon)

Nitrate Test Burn 1948

View of Nitrate Test Burn conducted jointly by National Archives and National Bureau of Standards in Beltsville MD.
Another View of Burn Test
Still Another View of Burn Test

Photos from National Archives and Records Administration at College Park,Motion Picture and Still Photo Branch, Record Group 64

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