Polyscope kaleidoscopic slide viewer

H. Farley

Wood and glass

Great Britain

c.1830

3" x 3" x 9 1/2"

 

A boxed polyscope with a fragmented (fly's eye) lens. Put a lantern slide in back and create kaleidescopic effect.

 

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Kaleidoscopic slide viewer

Glass & cardboard

America

c. 1860

8 1/4" high, 2 3/4" diameter, discs: 2 1/8" diameter

 

A kaleidoscope with a fragmented (fly's eye) lens. Put a lantern slide in back and create kaleidescopic effects. Sold by James W. Queen, a firm that also sold magic lanterns and slides.

 

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Tyler Lanternescope

Polished mahogany and brass fittings

Great Britain

c. 1892

5" x 5" x 10"

 

A viewer for looking at magic lantern slides without projecting them.


Holmes stereo and slide Viewer

Wood

Great Britain

c. 1890

8" x 6" x 12"

 

An unusual device  which can be used both for looking at stereo views and magic lantern slides.

 

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Tylar's Lanternescope

Black painted wood

Great Britain

1891

15 1/2" x 10" x 10"

 

A viewer to view either stationary British slides or panoramic slides made by W. Tylar, Birmingham.

 

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Tylar's Lanternescope

Wood

Great Britain

1896

4" x 3" x 10"

 

This viewer was for looking at English lantern slides and was produced by W. Tylar, Birmingham.

 

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Tin

Germany

c. 1900

2" x 2 1/2" x 3"

 

Toy viewer to look at toy lantern slides.

 

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