Cinematograph & Magic Lantern
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Lamp with Cover: H140 x Dia.50 mm
Slide: L130 x W35 mm
Magic lanterns have been in use since the late 17th century. They project enlarged slide images onto a wall or screen. There is a concave mirror behind a light source that gathers the light and projects it through a slide with an image on it. The light rays cross an aperture and hit a lens which magnifies the picture for public view.
This object is believed to be part of the Marks collection donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.