Lantern Accessories - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Lantern Accessories

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Curtain Slide Carrier
. Perken, Son & Rayment, London. Carrier for two lantern slides with a black cloth curtain operated by a cord wound by a handle.

Eclipse Self-centring Slide Carrier
. R.R. Beard, London. Lantern slide carrier for 3 ¼" x 3 ¼" and 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" slides. Two examples, a later model with instructions and box is made of lighter wood, the second earlier model is made of dark mahogany.

References & Notes:
BJA 1905, p. 304. R & J Beck Ltd Photographic Catalogue, p. 143.

Eclipse Slide Carrier
. R.R. Beard, London. Lantern slide carrier for 3 ¼" x 3 ¼".

Beard was established in 1882 as a scientific instrument maker and later specialised in lantern equipment and lighting. The Eclipse allowed slides to be changed without blacking-out the screen. The inserted slide was pushed behind the current slide and sprung into place as the current slide was withdrawn. This was by pushing and pulling a wooden arm. The sides were inserted and removed on the same side of the lantern. The self-centring device allowed different sizes of slide to be used.

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Dissolving Slide Carrier
. 1904. Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Altrincham. This is marked with the patent number of 22283/1904 but the patent could not have been pursued.

Lantern Slide Binding Tape
. Robert Widmer, Neuburg (Donau). Three boxes containing 100' each. One marked ROWI.

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Primus Slide Binding Strips
. W. Butcher & Sons, London. Box containing 200 strips. Priced 2/-.

Primus All Size Lantern Slide Masks
. W. Butcher & Sons, London.

Slide Changing Prompts
. Set of cards indicating when, in a lecture, to change the slide.

Biunial Fittings

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A pair of attachments for a biunial lantern comprising condenser, lens mount and slide holder. 4" diameter condenser. Tilt arrangement to the brass plates.

Lantern Condenser

4 ½" diameter mounted on a polished brass plate.

Lanternist's Reading Lamp

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Candle illuminant, spring mounted.

Viewers and Lanterns

Stereo Lorgnette

Brewster Pattern

Folding Stereoscope

Verascope Viewer

Verascope F 40 Viewer

Beck Mirror Stereoscope

Beck Stereoscope


Holmes Pattern Viewer

Open Pattern Stereo Viewer

Folding Stereo Viewer

Pedestal Stereo Viewer


Binocular Stereo Viewer



Late Stereo Viewers

Stereo Graphoscope


Photograph Viewers

Photograph Viewers

Autochrome Viewer

Dufay Colour Viewer

Pathéorama, Braycorama

Meissna Kino


Early Lantern

Wooden Lantern

Magic Lantern

Biunial Magic Lantern

Child's Magic Lanterns

Leitz Projector

Zeiss projector

Taxiphot Projector


Toy Projector

Angle Polariscope

Projection Microscope

Limelight Burner


Lantern Accessories


35 mm Viewer