Magic lantern slides

Title

Magic lantern slides

Subject

Astronomy
Teaching

Description

Wood, glass, metal

In 2 wooden boxes, hand painted glass slides in mahogany wood, several with moving parts, total of 35 lantern slides. Similar collections on-line have them made of mahogany, with brass handles and movements, stamped and numbered. May date to 1870s. Nine have gears, a usual set consisted of 10. Two have slides for simulating eclipses.

Slides are wood, stamped with Newton and Company logo, writing on tops, several have paper labels with descriptions. Stored in two wooden boxes. First smaller box has broken lid with Newton & Company paper label, box measures 10 x 6 ½ x 4 ½ inches. Second box was originally used for smaller lantern slides and measures 17 x 10 x 5 ¼ inches. Slides measure 6 ½ inches by 4 inches.

Creator

Newton & Company, London, England

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

circa 1872

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

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Collection

Tags

Citation

Newton & Company, London, England, “Magic lantern slides,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed September 19, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/48.