In either case, another plate of glass was put over the fragile emulsion side to protect it, and the whole was mounted in a metal frame and kept in a protective case.
In some instances the protective glass was cemented directly to the emulsion, generally with a balsam resin.
The Wade family eventually moved to Watlands Hall in Porthill, Burslem and George attended Wolstanton Board School and later the Newcastle-under-Lyme High School.
In 1905, George Albert Wade left school and joined the Wade family business just as his father acquired the Hallen business and the Manchester Pottery began operations.
— “impression”) or amphitype, also known as a collodion positive in the UK, is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process.
One side of a clean glass plate was coated with a thin layer of iodized collodion, then dipped in a silver nitrate solution.The ambrotype was based on the wet plate collodion process invented by Frederick Scott Archer.Ambrotypes were deliberately underexposed negatives made by that process and optimized for viewing as positives instead.George Wade & Son Ltd was based in the Manchester Pottery, manufacturing gas and electrical components and other industrial ceramics. He died on New Years Day 1938 leaving the business to his son, George Albert Wade who was now Major Wade.Major Wade hired Jessie Hallen to work for him at the Manchester Pottery initially modelling garden gnomes for Carters seeds then porcelain flowers, animals and lady figures.