Hand held magic lantern and slides (15), metal / glass / wood, maker unknown, [England], c. 1850
Magic lantern comprising a black tin plate lamp housing with a carry handle at the rear, lens housing at front with slide holder and a rust coloured hinged door at one side that opens to reveal the whale oil lamp set in a blackened interior with polished tin reflector attached to the back wall. The detachable, goose neck chimney is also made of black tin plate. There are two lenses, one condenser set in a black metal rim and a projector lens set in a brass casing. The oil lamp is made of blackened metal, has a flat base and a hinged housing for the wick which is attached to a tin mechanism with a turn screw to adjust the length of the burning wick.
There are 15 glass slides, one with a sliding over slide and a spare over slide that doesn't match any of the slides. The slides are all of colour painted glass set in wooden frames.