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Stereoscopic Slide Viewer of the 'Taxiphote' Type, with Cabinet of Slides including 274 Slides, by Gaumont, Paris, c.1908

Inventory Number: 14716
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Accession Number: 2015-5/2
Brief Description: Stereoscopic Slide Viewer of the 'Taxiphote' Type, with Cabinet of Slides, by Gaumont, Paris, c.1908. Photographs taken by Harold Knox-Shaw between 1908 and 1950. Harold Knox-Shaw was the Radcliffe Observer who took the Radcliffe Observatory from Oxford to Pretoria, South Africa in the 1930s. The slides are of the places he was based or travelled to during his career: Egypt, England, South Africa. Some of the pictures were taken at the observatories where he worked, during two trips to view solar eclipses, or associated with astronomical meetings that he attended.

Slide viewer has a mahogany case with adjustable eyepieces. There is a scale of 1-20 to front, door to one side and two doors to other. Four feet to base. The cabinet is varnished and has a brass handle to each side, a hinged door with hook fastening. Contained within the cabinet are the 374 slides.
Primary Inscriptions: "Viewer - Societie des Etablissements / GAUMONT / CONSTRUCTEUR BTE S.G.D.G / No. 1732 PARIS Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS) "
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles on 17 June 2015.
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Material(s): Wood
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

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