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The Junior Lecturers Series was produced by W. Butcher & Sons, London (1870-1906) under the trade name of Primus. The slides were sold as a set of eight in a cardboard box. The prize of each set was initially about two shillings but at the end of World War I the price had more than doubled. Size of the slides: 8,2 x 8,2 cm (3 1/4" x 3 1/4").

The complete series was divided into three series, A, B and C.

Series A was described as 'comic tales and nursery stories, with reading on the slides'. Series B and C had readings printed on paper lecture notes. Longer stories required two or more chapters, always multiples of eight slides. The glasses are fitted with a protective glass and black paper binding tape. The images were either circular or square with rounded corners.

NEVER RIDE A STRANGE HORSE is part 502 of the Junior Lecturers Series A (readings on the slides).




Many of the Junior Lecturers Series were also produced as glass strips, with four images each.

Together the series Elephant's Revenge, Robinson CrusoŽ, The Tiger and the Tub, Comical Cats & Dogs, Old Mother Hubbard and Never Ride a Strange Horse form part IV (6 x 2 = 12 slides + readings).

Dimensions of the slides: 15,5 cm x 3,5 cm (6 1/8" x 1 3/8"). 


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