Lantern Slides - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Lantern Slides

Mechanical

Image of Pulley Slide

Pulley Slide
. Carpenter & Westley, London. Chromotrope slide, 2 ⅞" diameter image in 9 " x 4" mahogany mount.

Two glass plates rotate in opposite directions when the handle is turned.

Address: 24 Regent's St.

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Rack & Pinion Slide
. Milliken & Lawley, London. Chromotrope slide, 2 ⅞" diameter image in 7" x 4" mahogany mount.

This comprises two disks that rotate in opposite directions.

Address: 168 Strand.

These slides with pulley or rack and pinion movement show natural, continuous, movement, subjects are often intricate patterns as in chromotrope slides or astronomical in nature.

Image of Lever Slide - 'Taking a Dip'

Lever Slide - 'Taking a Dip'
. Carpenter & Westley, London. 2 " circular image in 7" x 3 " mahogany mount.

The image consists of a fixed part on one plate and a moving part (the figures in this example) on another plate, moving the lever rotates the second plate.

Address: 24 Regent's St.

Lever Slide - 'Taking a Dip'
. Carpenter & Westley, London. 3 " circular image in 7" x 3 " mahogany mount.

Address: 24 Regent's St.

Lever slides also show natural motion, the examples here have only one lever others have two or three levers each controlling one plate.

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Masking Lever Slide
. Carpenter & Westley, London. Woman holding an umbrella. 8 ⅜" x 4" mahogany mount. The umbrella is in two alternative positions.

Moving the lever pivots a mask which hides/reveals one part of the image.

In this slide two alternative aspects of a subject are painted on a single glass plate the lever controls a mask which hides or reveals one aspect.

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Slipping Slide
. Policeman smoking a cigarette then hanging in a tree after being frightened by a dog. 7" x 4" mahogany mount.

This consists of a fixed plate and another that can slip over the first. The fixed plate is painted with two alternative positions of the main subject. The moving slide is painted with masks that block out either of the two alternative parts of the subject.

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Slipping Slide
. Man with moving moustache playing a musical instrument. 7" x 4" mahogany mount.

This consists of a fixed plate and another that can slip over the first. The fixed plate is painted with the main subject. The moving slide is painted with two alternative parts of the subject (the moustache in this example). Moving the slide superimposes either of the images on to the main image.

These slides usually show a before and after effect or end phases of a repetitive movement. The slipping part of the slide is operated quickly to form the illusion. The transformation in these slides is brought about in two ways:

  • The fixed glass carries both of the alternative images, the slipping slide is painted with masks that block out either image. The first example above is of this type.
  • A main subject is painted on the fixed glass and two alternative parts of the subject on the slide (e.g. a man's body on the fixed glass, two heads with different expressions on the slide). The second example above is of this type.
Often both types would be incorporated in the one slide.

More elaborate mechanical slides may combine different types of mechanism in one slide.

Dissolving Views

Image of Moonlight No. 3

Moonlight No. 3
. 3 ⅛" diameter coloured lithograph image in 7" x 4" mahogany mount.

Image of Winter No. 4

Winter No. 4
. 3 ⅛" diameter coloured lithograph image in 7" x 4" mahogany mount.

The image shows two houses and a frozen river in winter (same subject as the previous slide). These were for use in a Biunial or double lantern.

Wood Mounted

Image of Farewell

Farewell
. 3 ⅛" diameter lithograph image in 7" x 4" mahogany mount. The end of show slide.

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Double Slide
. Two 3 " diameter images in 9" x 4" mahogany mount.

Double Slide
. Two 3 " diameter images in 9" x 4" mahogany mount.

Glass Slides

Lantern slides
. Ninety-eight 3 " x 3 " slides many coloured. Including one produced by the wet collodion process and a group of thirty-six of London. Some dated 1894 and 1895 with the initials WHGC.

The set of London are hand-coloured and commercially produced.

Lantern slides
. Three photomicrograph slides, 3 " x 3 ". Commercially produced.

Image of Slides for a child's lantern

Slides for a child's lantern
. Twenty mechanically produced slides, four or five images per slide. Non-photographic.

Astronomical Slides
. Newton & Co. Ltd., London. Two slides, one shows the solar system, the other mountains on the Moon. Coloured.

Address: 37 King St., Covent Gdn.

Photographer
. Newton & Co., London. Image of a man taking a photograph with a folding plate camera on a tripod, mountain setting. Label of Newton in corner of slide.

Address: 37 King St., Covent Gdn.

Middle East
. J. Lizars, Glasgow. Monochrome slide.

'Ice Series, Glacier Snout'
. Ponting. Typed label 'Copyright H.G. Ponting'.

'Chamois on the Mountains'
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Humorous line drawing of a photographer
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Slides
. Four slides including a title slide.

Boar War
. Two chromolithographic slides.

Amateur Slides
. Forty slides of Switzerland. Edwardian period.

Villers Abbey
. Eight slides, some black and white some brown and white. Edwardian period.

'Shakespeare's Country'
. Fifteen slides. In two boxes - Paget Prize Plates Slow and Ilford Special Lantern plate.

Image of Ghent

Ghent
. Eight slides.

Announcement Slides
. Morgan's Projected Publicity, London. Two slides, 3 " x 4 ". One shows the Opera house Covent Gdn. the other a caricature of a musician, drawn with a needle on an opaque surface, tinted.

These were for projecting at a cinema.

Address: 34 Red Lion Square and 3 Princeton St.

References & Notes:
BP 216349/1923. BP 421132/1933.

Epidiascope Cards

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Primus Projection Post Cards
. W. Butcher & Sons Ltd, London.
  • 'The British Navy chapter 1' nine cards in case, incomplete set. Coloured lithographs some from original photographs.
  • 'The British Navy chapter 2' seven cards in case incomplete set.
  • 'Robinson Crusoe' Seven cards incomplete set.
  • Seven cards from various series.
For projection in an epidiascope c. 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅜" on 5 " x 3 " cards.

Images

Silhouette

Daguerreotype

Ambrotype

Tintype

Calotype & Salt Prints

Cartes de Visite

Cabinet & Studio Mounts

Carte de Visite Album

Stereo Cards and Diapositives

Prints

'Hold to Light' Photographs

Panoramas

Colour Processes

Albums

Illustrated Books

Novelty Photographs

Photomechanical

Lantern Slides

Film Strips

Wet-plate Negatives

Dry-plate Negatives