~FINE WHOLE MALE CELLAR SPIDER MOUNT-MAGIC LANTERN SLIDER~

~FINE WHOLE MALE CELLAR SPIDER MOUNT-MAGIC LANTERN SLIDER~

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A large, Victorian, mahogany framed, whole male cellar spider magic lantern slide

Dimensions

7 x 4 x 3/8

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Microscopy, Natural history, Early Photographs, Magic Lanterns & Optical Toys, Other Early Photographers, Cinematographic Cameras

Description

A large sectioned, whole mounted male cellar spider in mahogany frame, for a magic lantern. The spider has been dry mounted between glass plates and measures almost 2 inches (50 mm.) in diameter (including legs). The unmarked mahogany frame measures 7 x 4 x 3/8″. Victorian in age, perfect condition, unusual mount. Hand written label. Glass measures 80 x 80 mm. square.

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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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