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    Hi Sandermarjin,

    Yep, what AgX makes sense. It is an epidiascope. My Dad had one of these for a while. You can place a book or magazine under it, rather than a transparency. That is why there is no negative holder. The big disadvantage is that because it uses reflected light - it needs a LOT of light - and would run REALLY hot! I seem to recall the image quality was pretty poor, too - dim and low contrast. It might be useful for an artist to project an image onto his canvas to sketch the outline...that is what my Dad used it for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    You can place a book or magazine under it, rather than a transparency. That is why there is no negative holder.
    Ah, that's the part I still didn't get. Thanks Steve.

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    Epidiscopes are, or were, more common than you can imagine. Leitz made a good line of them, sometimes coupled with a magic lantern projector in the same housing and I have a Bosch and Lombe version from around WW I. Thee lenses are interesting to play with, if nothing else. Norman Rockwell used one to work up his paintings, as did many other artists who are known for their drawing skills - a bit of a scandal to many, but hey...

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