~FINE SET OF WOODEN SLIDERS AND ADAPTOR FOR PHANTASMAGORIA LANTERN~

~FINE SET OF WOODEN SLIDERS AND ADAPTOR FOR PHANTASMAGORIA LANTERN~

600 GBP ($750 USD) postage included

A fine and original set of large wooden sliders and attachment for a C&W Phantasmagoria Magic Lantern c.1850

Dimensions

16 x 14 x 8 cm.

Circa

1850

Maker

Carpenter & Westley

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Natural history, Magic Lanterns & Optical Toys, Patent & Salesmans Samples

Description

Although unsigned, this set of wooden sliders (7 in all-zoological subjects (1-6) and aquatic zoophyte trough) were made to accompany a Carpenter & Westley Phantasmagoria Magic Lantern c.1850. Brass adaptor for attachment to the rear of the projector and a mirror set at 45 degrees for projectionist viewing or hand held using using natural daylight. Rarely if ever used, the sliders are perfect with fine natural specimens (many insects), the mirror having two areas of silvering loss through oxidation over the past 170 years. Pine box with twin hooks, brass escutcheon and lock (no key) measures 16 x 14 x 8 cm. deep. Adaptor to the lantern is 55 mm. (coarse thread). Brass work is bright with all original lacquer, perfect optics, large format sliders.

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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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