An illuminator for viewing composite x-ray films

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Journal Article


Ruggles, Mervyn;


Studies in conservation, Volume 9, Number 1, p.32-37 (1964)


composite photographs, photographic film, radiographs, stereoscopes


Of the many different kinds of viewers available in museums, very few allow composite x-radiographs, made of several large negatives, to be viewed together. The illuminator described has a viewing area of 90-120 cm., and a method for cutting and mounting radiographs is given. The illuminator can also be used for stereo x-rays in conjunction with a handheld stereoviewer, and for the examination of engravings and drawings by transmitted light.