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A rather extensive collection of mechanical slides
part 13.

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Photographic slipping slides No. 61.


Single slipping slide showing an old man and his wife who find a burglar under their bed. Two hand-painted glass plates in a wooden frame.


Single slipping slide with a young man who helps his mother hang up laundry. Two hand-painted glass plates in a wooden frame. One fixed and one moving.

A hand-painted mechanical lever slide, two glasses mounted in a wooden frame. Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 1.2 cm. This special slide was made or sold by Edward Bryan, Optician, 24, Cross Street, Manchester, according to a label on the wooden frame.
Single slipping slide with a drunken Irish seaman.
Jolly man with walking stick. 18 x 10 cm.

Elder man elegantly taking off his hat when passing a woman in the doorway of her house.

Mechanical lever slide. When the lever is moved, the glass with the hat and the arm rotates and the man takes off his hat.

Single sliding plate with two old people meeting at night. A perilous adventure, 24.5 x 11 cm.
Adults always remain a bit of a child.

Single lever slide made by the manufacturer E. Mazo in Paris, ca 1880.
Dimensions: 21 cm long, 11.5 cm wide, 1.5 cm thick.


Steamtrain over viaduct. Single slipping slide. C. 18 x 10 cm. Manufacturer unknown.

Small boats on the river. Single slipping slide. C. 18 x 10 cm. Manufacturer unknown.

Hand painted double slipping slide made by an unknown manufacturer. One slipping glass opens the manhole cover and shows the woman rising up, the other lets the man go down on his knees to her.
Man with moving face.

Lever slide in a mahogany frame measuring c. 16 x 9.5 cm. Manufacturer unknown.
This beautiful moving magic lantern slide has a label from a toy shop in Paris, Magasin des Enfants. The dimensions are 24.5 x 11.5 cm.


Double slipping slide with a pipe-smoking monkey. One glass serves the smoke and the pipe; the other glass allows the eyes to move.
Dimensions approximately 18 x 10 cm. Manufacturer unknown.

For more magic lantern slides with smoking people and animals, see Bad Habits, part 2.

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