~24 B&W MAGIC LANTERN GLASS SLIDES-ASTRONOMY-MAHOGANY CASE~

~24 B&W MAGIC LANTERN GLASS SLIDES-ASTRONOMY-MAHOGANY CASE~

$480 USD ( 350 GBP)

24, 3 x 3 inch glass magic lantern slides (B&W) - telescopes, observatories, tides, seasons, etc.

Dimensions

19 x 14 x 10 cm. (slides 8 x 8 cm.)

Circa

1880

Countries of manufacture

UK and Ireland, France

Categories: Globes & Orreries, Natural history, Early Photographs, Engineering antiques, Magic Lanterns & Optical Toys, Office Antiques, Telescopes - Reflecting, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

A wonderful set of Victorian, glass magic lantern slides on the subject of astronomy in dovetailed mahogany case.

Measuring 8 x 8 cm. square, the slides are in good condition. The  black and white photos covering a range of subject matter including telescopes, observatories, tides, constellations and seasons. 24 in total and housed in the original flame mahogany box with lock (no key) with slots to keep them separated. The box measures 19 x 14 x 10 cm. deep. English paper titles to borders on most with a couple in French (some paper losses). No cracks or chips. Some more interesting than others but a nice collection.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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