posted August 02, 2016 03:41 PM
It has the sentence "Since Shooting these images the main archive has been moved to a new state of the art facility thatís housed in a refurbished bunker that was used to store nuclear weapons."
I hope that means it would contain a nitrate fire if the worst was to happen, but let's all pray it doesn't.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted August 03, 2016 02:41 AM
I had a tour of the Berkhamstead premises in 1999 and was shown the separate outside stores for nitrate film, each one was relatively small with a non fixed roof, the idea being that if the contents exploded only the roof would be blown off!
As regards the large internal storage as shown in the pictures I was amazed how cold it was in there. I forget the actual temperature which was quoted, but not far above freezing, possibly not much more than 40F.
The projection room was able to run nitrate prints, they were Kalee projectors, these still had all their original fire-prevention equipment, including enclosed spool boxes.
The very interesting day also included a demonstration of repairing old tinted 35mm silent nitrate films which had severely damaged perforations.