Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

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Description
Mechanical lantern slide in a rectangular wooden frame, with paper label that reads “No. 1. The Solar System, shewing the Revolution of all the Planets with their Satellites round the Sun.” The planets here extend out to Neptune. In 1848, this retailed for $5.75.
Ref: Benjamin Pike, Jr., Pike’s Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments (New York, 1848), vol. 2, p. 218.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lantern slide
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 4 in x 5/8 in; 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall: 4 in x 9 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
PH.328126.01
accession number
271987
catalog number
328126.01
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National Museum of American History
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