Old Film Identification

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    So, (I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but), I got this use/unused film lot off ebay and upon immediate inspection, there's a few used rolls I don't know what they are, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what these films and their appropriate processes are.
    Please be as specific as possible so I know which rolls you're talking about.

    1- it's a Kodak black and white film. That's all I know. Labeled KP101138 MA-600-D

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    2- Confident this is an SFW-XL, but just wanted to make sure

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    3- Know this is not an e6, I just want to be reaffirmed before sending this and (most likely) a 130 black and white film to Rocky Mountain Film Lab (I only have access to 35mm and 120/220 spools and tanks anyways)

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    4- absolutely no Idea. there's also one with some film exposed, looks kind of blue/grey, so I'd say these are black and white, but have absolutely no idea what these could be.

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    Please also note the seller found these so I cannot contact the individual about this.
     
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    The latter ones seem reloadable ones.
    If not they could be cassettes offered for custom loading of short strips for authorities.
     
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    Dynachrome = one of the many films based on Kodachrome principle

    What do you mean by "SFW-XL" ?
    As macfred hinted at: the Kodak original designation is on the cassette.
    There were several firms in the lang past offering type 135 conversions of Kodak colour negative cine camera-films. Typically they offered as well prints as slides (made on cine print-film). Due to the cine-processing they could be sure to get those films into their own labs where they made their profits.
     
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    SFW-XL or SeattleFilmworks Processing is the most common name given to movie film reloaded into a 35mm cartridge. There's two labs I know of that still can process it, and I actually shot a seattlefilmworks roll this past fall and it turned out (but I don't have any scans right now).
    I've read SeattleFilmWorks used to also be the only place to process their own film, and got in trouble for this.
     
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    Update: the mystery black and white film was a TMax 400 (numbered 6053- and thanks to Macfred for the list), but this wasn't discovered until after an experimental processing. It was suggested to me to try an 11 minute develop in sprint standard. The result got me one frame, and somehow, the end of the roll broke off in my film loading closet.

    If anyone out there knows how how to do a K-11 as black and white, I'd like to try to do the dynachrome myself. The SeattleFilmWorks will be shipped to a lab, and I will try to idendify what's in the reloadable canisters.
     
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    Final update- I found out the unlabeled canisters were panatomic x a couple weeks ago, however, due to lack of information available, I got images but they were underdeveloped.
     
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