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Ansco 17 Film Developer

FormulasThis is a fine-grain developer recommended for all Ansco roll, pack and 35mm films. It can also be used for obtaining soft gradation with Ansco portrait and press films.  It is recommended for motion picture negative development.  This soft-working, fine-grain developer may be obtained in packaged form by ordering Ansco 17 developer.

Hot Water (125F or 52C 750 cc (ml)
Metol 1.5 grams
Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous) 80 grams
Hydroquinone 3 grams
Borax 3 grams
Potassium Bromide 0.5 grams
Water to make 1 liter


Do not dilute for use.

Tank developing time at 68F (20C), 10 to 15 minutes for fine-grain films, 12 to 20 minutes for portrait and press films.
Tray developing time at 68F (20C) 8 to 12 minutes depending on film type and density desired.

From  Ansco Formulas for Black and White Photography by GAF, 1948