Magic Lantern Glass Slide (96)washington's Old Home, Mt Vernon Va
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Magic Lantern Glass Slide (96)washington's Old Home, Mt Vernon Va:
Vintage Magic Lantern Glass Slide
Size of Slide: 3 1/4" X 4" (3.25 inches X 4 inches). Metric: 8.25 cm by 10.16 cm. (outside dimensions)
Take up to a week to combine your order. If you are buying more than about 20 slides, wait for an invoice to take advantage of shipping via flat-rate boxes.
Customs fees are NOT included in the price and are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please review the seller's notes above for specific notes on the slide condition.
I may not list defects clearly shown in the pictures. Zoom in and examine all pictures carefully. I may not list problems which are typical for slides this old.
The glass may be dusty, dirty, sticky, or have smudge marks (I do not clean before selling). The glass may have minor scratches, surface abrasions or small nicks on the edges or corners..
I make a special note of any cracks I find.
Small specks, scratches or other imperfections may be present in the image. There can be browning, yellowing, or fading of the image, particularly where the image meets the paper mat. In some cases, there can be oxidation, heat damage, crackling of the image, or other deterioration. I try to make a note when there is unusual damage (such as bleeding of the image, etc.) but please examine pictures carefully in case I missed something.
There may be age-related shrinkage tears, fading, wrinkling, oxidation residue, or other damage to the paper mat (between the sheets of glass).
The tape may be loose, ripped, torn, damaged, brittle, or partially missing. The tape can sometimes be so brittle (or the glue on the tape so old) than ANY handling will cause some of the tape to come off. In other words, some of the tape visible in the pictures may not be there by the time the slide arrives at your door. I generally don't sell slides which are completely "falling apart" but if I did, I would document it. The tape may have been replaced or repaired over the years, sometimes with tape which is NOT appropriate for a glass slide. In some cases, new tape may not stand up to the heat of old projectors.
In some cases, US-sized slides (4" X 3 1/4") were British-sized slides (3 1/4" X 3 1/4") and have been converted to the larger size (Usually by adding a larger cover glass and putting filler glass or cardboard on the edges of the original image glass). The conversion was often done by the company who originally sold the slides and is often done well enough that I don't notice it. If I do notice it, I will add the note "converted slide" to the condition description.
Please review all of the pictures and zoom in to get the full titles of the slide.I sometime add information to the title which is NOT on the label, and such information is MY BEST GUESS. The labels on slides can also be wrong, so please do your own verification. The item details in the listing are to help people find the slide and may be wrong.
There may be writing, scribbles, or other marks on labels. Labels may be torn, faded, starting to come off, or even missing. In some cases there may be a label on the back side which is not shown. Dates of artwork, etc. may be earlier than the date the slide was created.
For slides framed in stapled cardboard (typically movie slides), there can be rust on the staples, deteriorating cardboard, marks on the cardboard, etc. For slides framed in pressed cardboard, the cardboard can sometimes be separating or deteriorating.
The color or shading in the pictures is not perfect. Labels can appear to be yellow or darker than they actually are. There can be wavy lines or grid patterns in the pictures that are NOT in the actual image.
The actual slide is usually more "in focus" than the photos. The cover glass can show reflections that are NOT in the actual slide. I take the pictures from the LABEL side of the slide, which is often the BACK side. This means the photos in the listing MIGHT be a mirror image.