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1920's Darlot Brass Lens

1920's Darlot Brass Lens


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1920's Darlot Brass Lens in Magic Projector

As seen on Pawn Stars, this magic projector provided one of the most popular forms of entertainment from the 18th century until the mid-20th century. Using​ ​an​ ​artificial​ ​light​ ​source​ ​and​ ​a​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​lenses,​ ​these​ ​devices​ ​enlarged​ ​small transparency​ ​images​ ​or​ ​miniature​ ​models​ ​and​ ​projected​ ​them​ ​onto​ ​a​ ​wall​ ​or​ ​screen. These projectors, or lanterns, provided 2-D imagery that eventually led to early incarnations of the motion picture. The lens in this projector was manufactured by Alphonse Darlot of France. The firm of Jarmin & Darlot produced the Petzval type lens that essentially invented the rapid portrait lens that revolutionized photography by reducing exposure time by 95%!

This projector​ ​works​ ​and​ ​is​ in ​amazing​ ​shape​ ​with​ ​no​ ​holes​ ​or​ ​rips​ ​in​ ​the​ ​boot.​ ​The​ ​boot​ ​is​ ​21”​ ​extended​ ​x 7.5"​ ​tall​ ​x​ ​5.5"​ ​wide. All​ ​of​ ​the​ ​doors​ ​open​. While most projectors were decorated simply, this one is ornately decorated with brass handles and wreaths. Included ​with​ ​the​ ​projector​ ​are​ ​nine glass​ ​positives​ ​of​ ​Herbert​ ​Hoover​ ​and​ ​Charles​ ​Curtis​ ​(VP)​ ​from​ the ​1929​ ​Presidential​ ​Campaign. In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​these​ ​rare​ ​unseen​ ​plates​, there ​are​ ​two ​wood slides that​ ​are​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ten​ ​Commandments.

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