Ferrotype meaning

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A positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film.
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The process by which such photographs are made.
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A positive photograph taken directly on a thin plate of black-enameled iron coated with a sensitized emulsion; tintype.
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The process of making such photographs.
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To give a glossy finish to (a photographic print) by squeezing into contact with a highly polished surface, usually chromium-plated steel, stainless steel, or plastic.
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An early photographic process in which the image is made on an iron plate having a sensitized surface film.
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Origin of ferrotype

ferro- +‎ -type