Photocentric orbital motions from 60-year Sproul plate series are shown for three visual binaries, ζ Her, 85 Peg and Ho 296. Mass ratios of the first two pairs, which have large-amplitude blended orbits, carry internal errors at the level of one percent. Orbital elements computed independently from the blended photographic observations agree closely with the well-determined visual orbits. Ho 296 serves as a test of the Sproul plate series to detect a 20-year orbit with an amplitude of two, or one, micron. Simulations of orbital motion in single star residual series confirm this detection capability, which corresponds to planetary mass for dark objects around nearby stars. A mass-luminosity diagram of the lower main sequence is shown, including one for invisible astrometric companions.