30"Primus" Magic Lantern Slides with 1 original box
Auld Curiosities is pleased to bring, for your consideration, two part boxes of “Primus” Lantern Slides. These 30 slides are early, hand coloured, glass slides, 18 with 4 and 5 separate circular images to each slide and 12 have single large images. One box is nicely branded but the other appears to have been co-opted and used on the basis of being a similar size. The box that is branded indicates that these slides were likely produced for educational purposes and perhaps to illustrate tales with a moral content. The box suggests that there were originally 12 slides to each box (48 images) and 6 different sets in all. What we have here appears to be parts of sets, 30 slides in all, one of which has 4 images but a break in the glass means that part of the image is missing The 12 slides that have single images appear to have been designed to be advanced as the reading/commentary advanced. If you are looking to complete a set you already have, then these may well be for you and we will happily provide more targeted images if you request.
18 of the slides measure 5 7/8” (149mm) long and are 1 ½” (38mm) in depth, but there are 11 that measure 6 ¼” (159mm)and the broken slide would have made this group 12 in all, barring a break at one end.. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We determine costs to each item as opposed to having regional postage charges to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. PLEASE DO NOT BUY AN ITEM WITHOUT ESTABLISHING THE POSTAGE CHARGE TO BE ADDED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE. #primus #lanternslides #glassslides #handpainted #moralitytales #animals #people #educational #images #originalbox
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