Projector for glass slides

Description
This late 19th century double projector was designed to show glass magic lantern slides in a continuous slide show with fading technique. The original light source was by means of an oxy-acetelene flame directed on a lime block and this projector is unusual in that it hasn’t been converted to a electric light source. It is possibly one of the original projectors used by staff at the Albert Memorial Institute (a precursor to RAMM) to give lectures with.
Accession Loan No.
335/1974
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
projector for glass slides
Simple Name
projector
Full Name
biunial magic lantern projector
Dimensions
H 680 mm; width 280 mm; length 540 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Material
wood; metal; rubber; lime

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