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    What size is it ?

    I know a man who restores things like this

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    I think you might want to call it a candle powered lantern slide projector. That should get a fair bit more historical people interested.

    Glass negatives processed directly via reversal, or more often as contact copies of original negatives were the first sort of travelogue imaging shows to become available.

    They were the first way you may hope to glimpse a place you may never visit.

    Print images came a fair bit later than text in newspapers and magazines, and this thing likely predates widespread print imaging.
    my real name, imagine that.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I took it out of the box and assembled it as far as I could. Here are a couple of photos, one of the c.30cm lens. I don't really have anything I could usefully do with it, all my great-grandfather's glass slides are miles away in my uncle's shed...

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    Have you thought of the Fox Talbot museum at Laycock Abbey?

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    I don't think any museum will have it. They tend to have strict collection policies that stop them from taking items in bad condition because it is so hard for them to get rid of stuff once they've take it (for example if a better example comes along after). Having said that, I'll get in touch with Laycock as I won't know unless I ask, thanks for the tip.

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