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Box of 35 Lantern Slides of a Colliery and of Scenes in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 12618
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description: Wooden box with brass clasps and broken leather strap, semi-fitted interior, containing 35 3¼-inch square glass lantern slides in two sequences: 11 showing Balbardie Colliery, Bathgate [West Lothian] with particular reference to the coal sorting and cleaning installation; 24 showing topographical views, chiefly ruins [including Tintern Abbey] and countryside landscapes with rivers [presumably in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire], but one of them Monnow Street, an urban street with horse-drawn cart and distant spire [the main street of Monmouth; looks Victorian in date]. The slides probably have nothing to do with the Elliott firm (and are not the ones recorded as given in 1950 by Frank Berryman), though those of the colliery clearly belonged to an engineer involved in the design of the coal sorting installation.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003. Elliott Collection 1048 (kept with the Elliott Archive).
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): Glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
110 105 283 mm

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