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A rather extensive collection of mechanical slides
part 12.


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"Mr. Punch and His Little Dog Toby", Single slipping slide in a wooden frame. The centre measures 7.5 x 7.5 cm. The wooden frame measures 10 x 18 cm. c.1880s.
 



Mechanical magic lantern slide. Rotating the handle shows this man with six different heads.

Some simple, but amusing single slipping slides in a wooden frame.


Two wood mounted lever slides. Lady Equestrian on a bucking horse.....
 


.... and a little girl blowing bubbles.


Double slipping slide measuring 18 x 10 cm. Two children playing leap frog.
Manufacturer unknown.
Dream of Witches.
A wonderful single slipping slide consisting of a fixed glass plate in a mahogany frame with the image of a sleeping girl in the forest, and a long glass plate that slides through the frame with the image of a group of colourful witches on their flying broomstick. Together they show the girl's dream: the witches that fly through the forest.
The slide is made by W.C. Hughes, Brewster House, 82 Mortimer Rd. Kingsland Road. London. Label with name and address in one of the corners of the slide. Dimensions of the frame 26 cm x 11.5 cm.
 


Man swinging fire pit. Single lever slide with a striking moving glass.
Single slipping slide showing a conductor that hits the beat when the moving glass is slid back and forth.

Size: c. 18 x 10 cm.

See also: There's Music in the Air!


Bear Hunting.
Interesting double slipping slide featuring a polar bear hunting scene.
This mechanical magic lantern slide consists of three parts: a fixed glass with an image of a polar landscape embedded in a wooden frame, and on both sides of this glass an elongated moving glass with the images of the hunters and the bears. Of course the above animation only gives only a slight impression of the way in which this slide should be shown. An exciting story can be built up by slowly shifting the right glass plates at the right time.
 




By moving the slipping glass the colour of the environment changes while a small boat with passengers passes. Length: 28,5 cm!






 




Large format single slipping slide. More than 28 cm long! The image shows the Egyptian pyramids and a Sphinx with in the foreground a group of travellers on camels, preceded by a guide on foot. The back of the lantern slide shows how a loose glass with the procession of the camels on it is pushed behind the fixed plate with the pyramids and Sphinx.
 


An old, somewhat damaged, but partly because of that very charming lever plate. A man who works relentlessly on...... something.

 
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