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    disassembling an old frame? ansel adams

    picked up an old ansel adams print that i hope came out of his darkroom in the fifties.

    the mat is a little beaten up and i was hoping to replace it.

    usually with these nielsen metal frames you have a couple screws in the corner that serve to release the tension but this one appears to have its L brackets glued in place.

    should i wack at it with a chisel?

    was this a common security thing or do i have some sort of moldy later print?

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    those things are glued in... i need something like a small angle grinder.
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    Might just be a pressure fit
    Try hammering on a block of wood.
    Wood against the inside of the frame. Tap tap tap to spread apart
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    Quote Originally Posted by ml242 View Post
    those things are glued in... i need something like a small angle grinder.
    That's what I would do. A small grind on those 2 seams.

    Let us know what you find.

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    this

    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Might just be a pressure fit
    Try hammering on a block of wood.
    Wood against the inside of the frame. Tap tap tap to spread apart
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    Be careful. If you find a signature under there: Money. He signed his printing with his name, which are worth a ton, surrogate printers signed with AA. The stuff that came out of the Yosemite factory isn't worth much at all, but, still made from his negs.

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    What's the update to this cliff hanger thread.

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    it is not a gelatin silver print, sad trombone music.
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