An Exceptionally Rare Magic Lantern Mechanical Cycloidotrope Slide For Sale

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An Exceptionally Rare Magic Lantern Mechanical
Cycloidotrope Slide

Description: Offered is an exceptionally rare magic lantern Cycloidotrope slide. The slide etches very complicated spiral images on a blackened glass screen which appear on the wall as they are created. The mechanism can be infinitely adjusted to create ever more complicated images. Some of the glass disks are coloured in green and blue to create even more attractive designs. The slide mechanism is mounted on a heavy oxidised and lacquered brass plate with French polished mahogany sides. A handle to the side is used to rotate the central crown gear which turns the glass slide. The main gear in the centre then turns a smaller gear to the side which is attached to an arm that moves the etching pin. This arm can be adjusted as can the large arm at the edge of the back plate. The etching pin scratched through the blacking on the glass and produces the spiral image through a magic lantern and onto the wall. The Cycloidotrope comes with a tin containing 9 glass disks and the original instruction manual.

The slide with all the glass disks is surprisingly heavy - not your normal magic lantern slide by a long way!

Condition: cosmetically the slide is very good retaining most of its original brass lacquering. Mechanically the slide is very smooth with no wear or damage

Dimensions:
Slide Length - 12.5in (not including the arm)

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A Note On Shipping: we are a registed UK company with an EORI export licence. We have been shipping items all over the world for over 10 years and in that time we have come to expect the worst that the postal services can put our packages through. For that reason we always double box our items, we never send instruments packed in their original case; we always try to dismantle items before packing and shipping to reduce the likelyhood of damage and we always pack each item according to it's individual requirements.

Shipping Costs & Insurance (Aproximate please email for exact costs).
Insurance - insurance is included in the postage charge. If there is any damage you MUST keep the packaging for inspection by the carrier and let them know as soon as possible.

The slide with all the glass disks is surprisingly heavy - not your normal magic lantern slide by a long way!

UK - Special Delivery- £12.90
EU - Airmail - Fedex - £28.00
USA - Airmail - Fedex - £34.00

Sorry but we cannot send items to domestic Russian addresses.

Please Note - International (outside EU) customers are advised that any Customs charges that may be applicable to your purchases are NOT included in the Packing and Shipping costs you pay.

We do not charge shipping costs for any additional items in the same order.
We will ship all our goods on the Friday following receipt of payment.
We ship all our goods by Registered Mail. Insurance is included










Shipping

We have now been shipping items all over the world for a number of years and in that time we have come to expect the worst that the postal services can put our packages through. For that reason we always double box our items, we never send instruments packed in their wooden box; we always try to dismantle items before packing and shipping to reduce the likelyhood of damage; we pack each item according to its individual requirements.

We use a number of shippers. For inland (UK) we always use Parcelforce24 or special delivery. For Europe and the rest of the world we use FedEx. We have found FedEx to be a fast and reliable service that can be accurately tracked every step of its journey on the FedEx website.

Payment

We accept the following methods of payment; Paypal, Bank Transfer, Cheque (please note items will not be dispatched until cheques clear) Cash on pick up.


An Exceptionally Rare Magic Lantern Mechanical Cycloidotrope Slide

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An Exceptionally Rare Magic Lantern Mechanical Cycloidotrope Slide:
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