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Five 5 x 5 inch wood-mounted hand-painted polytechnic slides

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Five 5 x 5 inch wood-mounted hand-painted polytechnic slides
one stamped C. W. Collins, Polytechnic, London (5)
Literature
John Barnes, 'A List of Magic Lantern Manufacturers and Dealers active in England...' in Dennis Compton et.al. (1990), Magic Images, London: Magic Lantern Society.
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Lot Essay

Barnes indicates that Collins was working from c.1843-1853 and made the six lanterns which were used at the Polytechnic Institution. A series of Arctic exploration slides with a similar stamp are in the Barnes collection.
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