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the magic lantern slides.

 

R.O.C. Retouching Desk, used for easily tinting and painting magic lantern slides. (See also Parts and Accessories)
 


Weber Photocol outfit No 1. For the colouring of photographs, lantern slides, transparencies, with oil colours. Also suitable for general oil painting by artists on canvases.

 




 
Another boxed Photocol Outfit produced by Weber.
The cardboard box (6.25" x 9") contains a complete set of tints/stains and two little porcelain pans for the two bottles of varnish and medium. The instruction book by H.N.Durham measures 5.25" x 7.5" and has 36 pages of great instruction. There is also a nice palette board in the box.

 
Metal box of Magic Lantern paints made before 1908 by Barnard & Son, 19  Berners Street, London.
It includes a wooden palette and a Chinese grinder and a small pot for turpentine that attaches to the palette. It's sizes are 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 inches (18.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 2.5 cm).
A small plate showing the Barnard trade mark is attached to the inside of the lid.

Below a slightly different version of this box. It is larger and has separate compartments for the store of brushes, medium, and other accessories. Sizes are c. 24 cm x 14 cm x 2.5 cm.





 


Johnsons Photo Tints. Made by Johnson & Sons, London. When folded, it measures 6.2 by 2.7 by 3 inches.

 


 
Another boxed set of Johnson's Photo Tints used to colour magic lantern slides.
The box measures 6 1/2" long and is complete with the instructions.
 
......... and still another box of vintage watercolour paints made by Johnson and Sons, specifically for colouring postcards, prints and magic lantern slides. The cardboard box measures 13.5 cm x 5.9 cm and stands 7 cm tall.


 


 
Dunne's transparent Pastel Colors.  Boxed set of twelve Dunne's Pastel Colors, made in the US for: "Photograph, Portrait and Airbrush Work, and Lantern Slides", as stated on the box. Mrs M.K. Dunne was an interesting woman and business owner, living and working in New York City. The box measures approx. 8.5" x 3.25" x 1" in size (21.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm).

 

KEYSTONE MAGIC LANTERN HANDMADE SLIDES & CRAYONS

The American Keystone View Company put this set of crayons on the market.

The back of the box says: THESE CRAYONS ARE MADE SOLELY FOR USE ON ETCHED GLASS AND ARE THE ONLY CRAYONS OR PENCILS MADE FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE COLORS ARE RICH AND FREE FROM DARK STREAKS. BEST RESULTS WILL BE OBTAINED BY USING HIGH GRADE MUD-GROUND ETCHED GLASS. KEYSTONE ETCHED GLASS IS THE BEST. CRAYONS SHOULD NOT BE SHARPENED WITH A KNIFE. A PIECE OF SAND PAPER LIKE THE ONE ENCLOSED SHOULD BE USED. TO REMOVE PENCIL DRAWINGS AND CRAYON COLORS FROM ETCHED GLASS A FEW DROPS OF HOUSEHOLD OIL FOLLOWED BY SOAP AND WATER WILL GIVE THE BEST RESULTS. PRICES: BOX OF SEVEN KEYSTONE CRAYONS 90¢. INDIVIDUAL CRAYONS, EACH 15¢ KEYSTONE VIEW CO. MEADVILLE, PENNA.

 





A set of six assorted colours ink in glass bottles manufactured for the Keystone View Company by the Thaddeus Davids’ Ink Company. Each bottle has a similar 3-sided label except for colour. Set includes six colours (Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green & Violet). Glass ink bottles, 1 oz., 1 5/8” square x 2 3/16 high (4 x 4 x 5.5 cm), each with a metal screw on top. Set is in a cardstock box 3 ¾” x 5 ½” x 2 ¼” tall (9,5 x 14 x 5.7 cm).

Keystone View Company, Meadville, PA was a major distributor of stereographic images (1892 – 1963). In 1905 Keystone began its Educational Department, selling glass lantern slides to schools throughout the country. They also produced lantern slide projection equipment. Thaddeus Davids’ Ink Company, New York (early 1800s – about 1950) was a major manufacturer of many types of writing and special purpose inks.


 


Set of 6 transparent oil paints for lantern slides made by W. Tylar, Birmingham, England. The box measures 4.5" x 3.24". This box contains a colour chart, probably made by a former owner.


 
Primus Painting Outfit for magic lantern slides.
A complete set with vijf tubes of paint, varnish and medium.

 




 
VELOX TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR STAMP OUTFIT.
Made by Eastman Kodak Co. New York.





A lot of booklets dealing with the tinting of glass magic lantern slides and photographs helped the do-it-yourself slide maker to colour his slides. The specific booklets are entitled as follows:

Lantern Slides: How to Make and Color Them. Eastman Kodak Co., 1925, 38 pages.
The Acme Guide to Coloring Photographs of All Kinds with Transparent Water Colors. Acme Water Color Co., 1910, 48 pages.
Peerless Japanese Transparent Water Colors. Japanese Water Color Co., 1922, 22 pages.
Velox Transparent Water Color Stamps, Eastman Kodak Co., 20 pages.
 

More booklets on tinting magic lantern slides.

 

 
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