Collapsible Magic Lantern

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This collapsible magic lantern is an early form of a slide projector, also known as the ancestor of the modern slide projector; used for projecting images painted on glass with translucent colors. Composed of a light source which, in the early lanterns was candlestick. The magic lantern was also known a a light projector of a positive image from a glass plate. These images were used for lantern slides and were traditionally drawn or stenciled on. This lantern can collapse in on itself saving two and a half times its original size.


Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)


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