Tintype vs Melainotype - What's the difference?

tintype | melainotype |


As nouns the difference between tintype and melainotype

is that tintype is an early, remarkably durable form of photograph (technically a photographic negative), printed on a tin plate, then varnished while melainotype is a ferrotype or tintype.

tintype

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An early, remarkably durable form of photograph (technically a photographic negative), printed on a tin plate, then varnished.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man.}}
  • * 2006 , (Thomas Pynchon), Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 993:
  • They'll show you tintypes of the kids more often than not, hell, they love em chavalitos .

    See also

    * not on your tintype

    melainotype

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A ferrotype or tintype.