Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

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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.
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lantern slide
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
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