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Junior Lecturers' Series

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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.

Butcher also produced the Primus Projection Post Cards, manufactured from the same images as used on the slides.

Junior Lecturers' Series A (Readings on the slides)

500  Sweep & Whitewasher
501  Willie's Revenge
502  Never Ride a Strange Horse
503  Nursery Rhymes
504  How Jing Jing bagged his Quarry
505  Gag Jag, the rejected
506  Where there's a will there's a way
507  Foolish Bird & Artful Hedgehog
508  Jack the Giant Killer
509  The Elephant's Revenge
510  Mr & Mrs. Brown and the Mouse
511  Puss in Boots
512  Jack & the Beanstalk
513  Old Mother Hubbard
514  The Tiger and the Tub
515  Ten Little Nigger Boys
516  A Frog he would a wooing go
517  Hey Diddle Diddle
518  There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
519  Sing a Song of Sixpence
520  The Queen of Hearts

Junior Lecturers' Series C (with Printed Readings)

766/768  Children's life of Jesus (His Early life - Parables and Miracles - The Resurrection)
773/775  Peter Pan (Nursery to Never Never Land - Never Never Land - Peter and the Pirates)
776/778  Alice In Wonderland (Down in the Rabit Hole - Mad Tea Party - Who stole the Tarts)
779/781  British Battleships (The Dreadnoughts - Cruisers, Life aboard - Destroyers and Submarines)
782/784  Boy Scouts (In Camp with Baden Powell - Campaigning - Scout Law and Chivalry)
785/787  Dorè Bible (Bible Heroes - The Life of Jesus - Christ the Teacher)
788/790  Pilgrims Progress (The Wicket Gate - Vanity Fair - The Holy City)
795/797  Conquest of the Air (Balloons - Airships - Aeroplanes)
801/803  Uncle Toms Cabin (Uncle Tom Sold - Death of Little Eva - Massa George and Uncle Tom)
850/851  Famous British Locomotives (part 1 and 2)
860/862  Famous Liners of the World (part 1, 2 and 3)

Junior Lecturers' Series B (with Printed Readings)

600  Tom Thumb
601  A Country Courtship
602  The Death and Burial of Cock Robin
603  Red Riding Hood
604  The honey stealers
605  Mr. O' Toole & the Umbrella
606  Living statuary
607  Caudle's curtain lectures
608  Comical Cats & dogs
609  Every-day Street Sounds
610  John Gilpin
611  Robinson Crusoë
612  Dick Whittington
613  Robin Hood
614  The Babes in the Wood
615  Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
616  The Pied Piper of Hamelin
701/705  The Boer War of 1900 (Ch. I, II, III, IV, V)
706/710  Queen Victoria (Ch. I, II, III, IV, V)
712/713  The British Army (2 chapters)
714/715  The British Navy (2 chapters)
716  Our Lifeboatmen
717  Our Firemen
718/721  South African Heroes (4 chapters)
722  Brave Deeds
723  Birds & their Nests
724  Wild Animals & how hunted
725/726  Views of London (2 chapters)
727/728  Russo Japanese war (2 chapters)
729/731  Japan & its People (3 chapters)
732/733  Gullivers travels (2 chapters)
740  Our colonies Canada
741  Our colonies New Zealand
742  Our colonies Australia
743  Our colonies India
744  Our colonies South Africa
745/750  Animals (Chapter I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
751/753  Birds (Deel I, II, III)
754/756  Reptiles (Chapter I, II and III)
757/759  Butterflies & Moths (3 chapters)
760/762  Sea animals (3 chapters)
763  The House that Jack built
764  The Three Bears
765  Cinderella
769/770  Aesop's fables (2 chapters)
771  Sinbad the sailor
772  Aladdin
798  Famous British Locomotives
799  British Express Trains


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