Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

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Description
Mechanical lantern slide in a rectangular wooden frame. A paper label reads “No. 8. This Diagram illustrates the Annual Motion of the Earth round the Sun, with the Monthly lunations of the Moon.” 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. 219.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lantern slide
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 4 in x 3/4 in; 24.13 cm x 10.16 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
PH.328126.02
accession number
271987
catalog number
328126.02
Credit Line
Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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