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Antique Baush and Lomb Glass Plate Projector with Boxes of Slides, 1927 Antique Projector Camera, Rare Collectible Camera Projector, Vintage

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This item was purchased from TexasSkye, and although they no longer have a shop on etsy I wanted to acknowledge that the pictures and description are there's from the original purchase.

This is just totally great. It is being sold AS FOUND, but the only time I was stupid enough to plug it in, it showed slides/plates like crazy. IT NEEDS A NEW CORD.

I got this description of it from a reference site...oh, and it comes with 15 slides, all unbroken...

Bausch & Lomb Model B Magic Lantern or Balopticon with a 500-watt bulb

The magic lantern pictured above was priced at a hefty $54.00 in 1927. This Balopticon came with a 500-watt, 115-volt Mazda lamp, with a ground and polished glass reflector, 15 feet of extension cord with a connecting plug and switch, double slide carrier, metal carrying case, and a 1 5/8 inch diameter, 6-inch-focus projection lens in a spiral-focusing mount. The Bausch & Lomb catalog described it as follows:

“THIS compact, efficient little instrument met with instant success when placed upon the market a few years ago and has increased in popularity constantly until it is now one of the most widely known for use with lantern slides only in schoolrooms, small auditoriums, Sunday school rooms, lodges and in the home. Because of its demonstrated merit, it has been adopted as standard equipment by several large distributing organizations.

“It is constructed throughout of a substantial weight of sheet metal, the various parts being made with special forming tools, thus providing lightness in weight, rigidity and durability. The finish is a smooth black.

“The top of the lamp is removable, permitting easy access to the illuminant, and the base is provided with an adjustable plate in which may be interchanged the 500-watt, 115-volt lamp, which is entirely silent and automatic, and can be attached to any ordinary lamp socket, the 6-volt lamp or the acetylene burner. The 30-volt, 14-ampere lamp, for use on Delco and other individual home lighting circuits, requires a special plate, as it must be provided with a mogul socket.

“The condensing lenses, two plano-convex, fit in a square mounting connecting the lamp house and slide carrier support. Each condenser is held in place by a metal guide, while the hinged cover of the mounting has two clips, which hold the condenser in position and prevent their shaking about during shipment. The cover is fastened down by a small set screw.

“Only well-known projection lenses are supplied with this instrument. They are made in diameters of either 1 5/8 or 2 5/16 inches. The former are made in 6, 8, and 10-inch focal lengths, mounted in either a spiral or rack and pinion focusing mount, and the latter in 10 to 24-inch focal lengths, in rack and pinion focusing mount. The larger diameter is particularly recommended, because of the fact that the illumination is increased approximately 40 per cent over that of the smaller diameter.

“A very compact metal case, into which the lantern may be easily placed, is regularly supplied with each equipment, affording an easy means for carrying the instrument and a dust-proof cabinet in which to store it when not in use. This lantern may be equipped with a special short focus lens—thereby adapting it for use with a translucent screen.”*

Its specifications were listed as follows:

“Base—Consists of front and rear metal standards, front standard fitted with eleveating device, carried on sliding rods with extension for 15-ich lens.

“Lamp House—Of sheet metal with special ventilation, measures 6 ½ x 7 x 5 inches with removable top; all illuminants interchangeable in one housing.

“Illuminant—Our 500-watt, 115-volt, gas-filled Mazda lamp, 30-volt, 14-ampere Mazda, 6-volt Mazda, or two-jet acetylene burner.

“Condensing System—Our regular double system, 4 5/16-inch diameter, in ventilated mount from which lenses can be easily removed for cleaning.

“Slide Carrier—Our double carrier, No. 4430, with elevating device.

“Projection Lens—Balo lens of 1 5/8 or 2 5/16-inch diameter.

“Dimensions—Length (ready for operation), 22 inches; height, 9 ¼ iches.

“Weight—Complete in case, 13-15 pounds, depending on equipment

“Case—Sheet metal, 7 ¼ x 9 ½ x 15 inches, lacquered in black; with carrying strap.

Please remember that the items in Little Secrets Vintage are in fact vintage, and thus are neither new nor in mint condition. While many are in exemplary condition, all were previously loved by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions, be sure to ask any questions you may have, and read my policies before buying so you can have a wonderful experience with Little Secrets Vintage.
This item was purchased from TexasSkye, and although they no longer have a shop on etsy I wanted to acknowledge that the pictures and description are there's from the original purchase.

This is just totally great. It is being sold AS FOUND, but the only time I was stupid enough to plug it in, it showed slides/plates like crazy. IT NEEDS A NEW CORD.

I got this description of it from a reference site...oh, and it comes with 15 slides, all unbroken...

Bausch & Lomb Model B Magic Lantern or Balopticon with a 500-watt bulb

The magic lantern pictured above was priced at a hefty $54.00 in 1927. This Balopticon came with a 500-watt, 115-volt Mazda lamp, with a ground and polished glass reflector, 15 feet of extension cord with a connecting plug and switch, double slide carrier, metal carrying case, and a 1 5/8 inch diameter, 6-inch-focus projection lens in a spiral-focusing mount. The Bausch & Lomb catalog described it as follows:

“THIS compact, efficient little instrument met with instant success when placed upon the market a few years ago and has increased in popularity constantly until it is now one of the most widely known for use with lantern slides only in schoolrooms, small auditoriums, Sunday school rooms, lodges and in the home. Because of its demonstrated merit, it has been adopted as standard equipment by several large distributing organizations.

“It is constructed throughout of a substantial weight of sheet metal, the various parts being made with special forming tools, thus providing lightness in weight, rigidity and durability. The finish is a smooth black.

“The top of the lamp is removable, permitting easy access to the illuminant, and the base is provided with an adjustable plate in which may be interchanged the 500-watt, 115-volt lamp, which is entirely silent and automatic, and can be attached to any ordinary lamp socket, the 6-volt lamp or the acetylene burner. The 30-volt, 14-ampere lamp, for use on Delco and other individual home lighting circuits, requires a special plate, as it must be provided with a mogul socket.

“The condensing lenses, two plano-convex, fit in a square mounting connecting the lamp house and slide carrier support. Each condenser is held in place by a metal guide, while the hinged cover of the mounting has two clips, which hold the condenser in position and prevent their shaking about during shipment. The cover is fastened down by a small set screw.

“Only well-known projection lenses are supplied with this instrument. They are made in diameters of either 1 5/8 or 2 5/16 inches. The former are made in 6, 8, and 10-inch focal lengths, mounted in either a spiral or rack and pinion focusing mount, and the latter in 10 to 24-inch focal lengths, in rack and pinion focusing mount. The larger diameter is particularly recommended, because of the fact that the illumination is increased approximately 40 per cent over that of the smaller diameter.

“A very compact metal case, into which the lantern may be easily placed, is regularly supplied with each equipment, affording an easy means for carrying the instrument and a dust-proof cabinet in which to store it when not in use. This lantern may be equipped with a special short focus lens—thereby adapting it for use with a translucent screen.”*

Its specifications were listed as follows:

“Base—Consists of front and rear metal standards, front standard fitted with eleveating device, carried on sliding rods with extension for 15-ich lens.

“Lamp House—Of sheet metal with special ventilation, measures 6 ½ x 7 x 5 inches with removable top; all illuminants interchangeable in one housing.

“Illuminant—Our 500-watt, 115-volt, gas-filled Mazda lamp, 30-volt, 14-ampere Mazda, 6-volt Mazda, or two-jet acetylene burner.

“Condensing System—Our regular double system, 4 5/16-inch diameter, in ventilated mount from which lenses can be easily removed for cleaning.

“Slide Carrier—Our double carrier, No. 4430, with elevating device.

“Projection Lens—Balo lens of 1 5/8 or 2 5/16-inch diameter.

“Dimensions—Length (ready for operation), 22 inches; height, 9 ¼ iches.

“Weight—Complete in case, 13-15 pounds, depending on equipment

“Case—Sheet metal, 7 ¼ x 9 ½ x 15 inches, lacquered in black; with carrying strap.

Please remember that the items in Little Secrets Vintage are in fact vintage, and thus are neither new nor in mint condition. While many are in exemplary condition, all were previously loved by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions, be sure to ask any questions you may have, and read my policies before buying so you can have a wonderful experience with Little Secrets Vintage.

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I do not ship international packages as gifts.
PACKAGING: Please note the following:
With the exception of large items that require special handling, I ship all purchases at no cost to you, my wonderful patrons :-).

Out of respect to our environment, whenever possible I use recycled packaging. If you would prefer gift boxes, please let me know and I will happily use a necklace, ring, bracelet or my signature floral boxes for your purchase. However, please note that some of my larger items simply will not fit in a designer box. If that is the case, and you have requested a gift box, I will let you know and offer you a refund of your purchase.

I ship within 1-5 business days of your purchase. If any delay is anticipated, I will advise you immediately. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT include insurance; however, I strongly encourage you to consider it. Please note that should you choose to not insure your purchase I am not responsible for it's loss or damage once it leaves my studio.

I will be happy to ship international to all countries; however, the least expensive way to ship is USPS, which is still very expensive. If you would like me to ship to any other country please send me a message before you check out and I will let you know the cost. I can also ship priority and domestic overnight to other countries. If you are interested in this, please let me know and I will see if overnight is available in your area (not always possible to get overnight depending on zip code) and let you know the costs of both choices.

I do not ship international packages as gifts.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: While there are no requisite uses for the jewelry items offered on this website, the implied intent is for you, my beloved patrons, to include them as a part of your jewelry collection for sentimental value; to feel better about yourself; to express your personality; be modern & up-to-date; make a good first impression; look professional at work; and to make others stop in their tracks and stare at you for your amazing taste!

Furthermore, while I take great pleasure in frequently including a section on the history, myth, legend and lore of many of my pieces, this information is for entertainment purposes only.

No guarantees or warranties are implied or claimed regarding the healing, magical, psychic or health powers, virtues, genuineness, effectiveness, or whether or not any specific result will be obtained.

Nothing contained on this website is intended to diagnose physical or psychological conditions, prescribe or perform medical treatment, or interfere or substitute with the treatment of medical or other professionals.

The information provided herein, and the items sold on this website, are provided and sold with the understanding that this website does not have the intention of giving medical, psychological, or any other type of professional advice, nor is the information contained on this website or the items sold meant to be a replacement for traditional professional advice and/or treatment.

The information contained on this website and the items sold might not be suitable for your own personal circumstances, and you are solely responsible for deciding whether any of our information, products or services are suitable for your purposes. Visitors to this website and those who purchase items on this website use this information and the items at their own risk, and the website assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any actions taken by visitors to this website or purchasers of items on this website.

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As often as possible I will include the carat weight on precious stones, as well as the karat weight on gold in the descriptions; however, this will only be when I already have the information from a reliable jeweler. As I am not a jeweler I cannot remove stones from settings to provide carat weights, nor do I have a jewelers scale to provide accurate gold weight.
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The items in my shop range from 20 to more than 100 years old. Any cleaning or polishing should be done with great care, and very gently.
Out of respect to our environment, whenever possible I use recycled packaging. If you would prefer gift boxes, please let me know and I will happily use a necklace, ring, bracelet or my signature floral boxes for your purchase. However, please note that some of my larger items simply will not fit in a designer box. If that is the case, and you have requested a gift box, I will let you know and offer you a refund of your purchase.
With the exception of large items that require special handling, I ship all purchases at no cost to you, my wonderful patrons :-).

I ship within 1-5 business days of your purchase. If any delay is anticipated, I will advise you immediately. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT include insurance; however, I strongly encourage you to consider it. Please note that should you choose to not insure your purchase I am not responsible for it's loss or damage once it leaves my studio.

Antique Baush and Lomb Glass Plate Projector with Boxes of Slides, 1927 Antique Projector Camera, Rare Collectible Camera Projector, Vintage

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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