After a number of the dry plates
he had made and sold to dealers went bad, Eastman recalled and replaced them at his own expense, almost sending his fledgling company into ruin.
Swan invented artificial silk for use in his experimental bulbs, plus the first method of carbon printing and dry plate
processing in photography.
Swan made several breakthroughs in photography, including bromide photographic paper and the dry plate
which marked the beginning of picture-taking as a popular hobby.
For many years, automotive transmission technology was dominated by two types of gearbox: the manual shift with a dry plate
clutch; or the three-ratio, hydraulically-operated automatic with a hydrodynamic torque converter, wet clutches and a planetary gear set.
IT WAS at a time when photography was in its nascent stages in the 19th century and wet plates were being introduced instead of the usual dry plates
, that the country saw the rise of Lala Deen Dayal ( 1844 -- 1905) as the pioneer of Indian photography.
She pointed out that the dry petals were used as a fragrance by rural women who used to put the dry plates
of petals inside washed clothes before wearing them in addition to using roses for producing different types of desserts.
A team of Japanese scholars working with Indonesians on the restoration of the remains of a Hindu temple in Java damaged by a massive earthquake last year has been allowed rare access to old photographs and photographic dry plates
that could prove very useful to its future work.