The Film loading guide No.459416 for the HP Combi Plan Film Processing Tank Film Carrier facilitates the loading of sheet film into the negative carrierin the dark.
The two upper cross bars of the frame have sharp edges while the lower one is rounded. This eases identifying the slots in the dark and lessens the danger of accidentally putting two films into one slot. It also prevents inserting film at an angle.
The loading guide frame is hooked into position by placing the top cross bar over the two projecting guide grooves and then pressing the bottom edge of the loading frame into the cut-out on the sides of the carrier plates. This prevents the guide frame from slipping while working in the dark.
When loading it is preferable to insert the first film or plate into the slot closest to the handle. When using the film guide frame insert the first film into the top slot in the frame, the second sheet into the middle slot and the last sheet into the bottom slot.