Cranked lantern slide with moiré pattern

Made:
1850
maker:
Unattributed

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Magic Lantern cranked slide: moire patterns
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Science Museum Group Collection

A magic lantern cranked slide which produces moiré patterns, made by an unknown maker in 1850. The slide consists of two discs of perforated metal, one fixed, one rotated by means of the handle. As it turns, it produces a range of moiré patterns on the screen.

A magic lantern cranked slide which produces moiré patterns, made by an unknown maker in 1850.

The slide consists of two discs of perforated metal, one fixed, one rotated by means of the handle. As it turns, it produces a range of moiré patterns on the screen.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11442
Materials:
brass (copper, mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), zinc alloy)
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 15 mm x 175 mm x 120 mm,
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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