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Stereoscopic Slide Viewer of the 'Taxiphote' Type, with Cabinet of Slides including 374 Slides, by Gaumont, Paris, c.1908

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
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. See narratives for the catalogue details of each slide.

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 and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 23 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing a game reserve in Southern Africa, and views of Victoria Falls. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles. See ‘narratives’ for full listing. Slides 1 through 9 are at a game reserve, perhaps Kruger Park.

1. Giraffes. 2. Same 3. Probably impala. 4. Giraffes. 5. Hippos. 6. Giraffes. 7. Zebra. 8. Baboon. 9. Baboons. 10. Probably Victoria Falls. 11. Same. 12. Same. 13. Same.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Stereoscopic Slide Viewer of the 'Taxiphote' Type, by Gaumont, Paris, c.1908

preview image for Stereoscopic Slide Viewer of the 'Taxiphote' Type, by Gaumont, Paris, c.1908
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/1
Brief Description: 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.
Primary Inscriptions: "Viewer - Societie des Etablissements / GAUMONT / CONSTRUCTEUR BTE S.G.D.G / No. 1732 PARIS
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 13 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of Leiden, the Hague, Rotterdam, the Rhine and Heidelberg. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides not identified. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles of other slides.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 21 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing Harold and Maisie Knox-Shaw, together with their family friends. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

preview image for Tray 21 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing Harold and Maisie Knox-Shaw, together with their family friends. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides Identified by Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. Harold Knox-Shaw and his wife Maisie. She was born in 1911. Shown in front of an armoured car. 2. Same as 1. 3. Same as 1 and 2. 4. Maisie and a dog. 5. Same. 6. Oswald Weir, Maisie's brother. 7. Dogs. 8. Oswald and Maisie. 9. Keith Henderson (artist husband of Harold's sister Helen) painting. 10. Zoo in Pretoria with a baby rhinoceros. 11. Same as 10. 12. Same as 11., with elephant. 13. Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria. 14. Kay Weir, Wendy Weir, Mrs Wood, Kathleen Weir (Maisie's mother).
Miriam Redman, Christopher Redman, Maisie.
David Redman, Peter Knox-Shaw, John Weir. 15. Doreen, Peter Knox-Shaw, Constance Stuart (photographer, married Larrabee, moved to Maryland, USA), Marda Vanne, Maisie, unknown.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 20 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing the erection of the telescope at the Pretoria observatory. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

preview image for Tray 20 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing the erection of the telescope at the Pretoria observatory. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides Identified by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles. The slides in this tray were taken during the erection of the building to house the new telescope at the Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria, South Africa.

1. Men with a box attached to a crane. 2. Pointing mechanism attached to a crane 3. Similar as 2. 4. Another box attached to a crane. 5. Same. 6. The view into observing floor with Harold. 7. Installing the dome track. 8. Men pulling a rope. 9. Mirror support. 10. A box with a crane. 11. Same. The astronomer David Evans is shown in the foreground in the white shirt. 12. Men standing around; box on crane. 13. Similar. 14. Similar, box lifted. 15. Installation of the pointing mechanism. 16. Same. 17. Men working on something on the observing floor. 18. Looks like the counter-weight about to be lifted in. 19. Another box on the crane.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 19 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing the observatory at Pretoria and its environs, 1930. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides Identified by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. A mine working (near the Kimberley Big Hole?) or the construction of the observatory. 2. Kimberley Big Hole. 3. Kimberley Big Hole. 4. Kimberley Big Hole 5. The site of new Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria, South Africa. 6. The site of new Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria, South Africa. 7. The observatory site beginning to be laid out. 8. A conduit. 9. The observatory site laid out: a road, weather station, temporary structures. 10. The observatory site laid out: a telescope with a slide-off roof. 11. The Radcliffe Observatory sign.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 18 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing members of the Knox-Shaw familly, their friends and associates. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles, Peter Knox-Shaw and Jocelyn Gohary, Director, Talatat Project at Karnak, American Research Center in Egypt. Also assisting were staff at the Griffiths Institute in Oxford: Cat Warsi (Administrator and Archive Assistant), Elizabeth Fleming (Topographical Bibliography and Archive Assistant), Vincent Razanajao (Editor of the Topographical Bibliography & Keeper of the Archive). See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. An excursion, possibly in 1923 or 1924 in Egypt, possibly at Wadi Hof or Wadi Degla near Helwan. 2. Excursion – possibly the same people as in slide 1. 3. Excursion, probably the same women as in slide 2. The care features is the same one that Harold Knox-Shaw was driving in slide 7-6. 4 Entrance to a tomb in the Valley of the Kings or at Sakkara. The man at the back is holding a mirror to reflect light into the tomb. The man on the right is possibly J.H. Reynolds, and the man on the right is possibly Pierre Lucien Lacau. 5. An unknown family. 6. Peter Knox-Shaw (as a child) and his mother Maisie at the Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria, together with J.H. Reynolds and his wife (?’Kitty’?). 7. Group photograph, outside the south entrance to one of the wings of the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford. The elderly pair standing in the centre are Charles Knox-Shaw and his second wife, Winifred. 8. Picnic in the Cotswolds near Minchinhampton. 9. Peter Knox-Shaw’s aunt Helen, sister to Harold, married to Keith Henderson. The dwelling in the background is the cottage they had in Gloucestershire (near Minchinhampton). 10. Charles Knox-Shaw, outside the house in the Cotswolds that the Knox-Shaw family rented for a succession of summer (the same house as Tray 16 slides 8 through 10 and 13.)
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 17 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing farm animals. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Unless otherwise specified, all the descriptions and identifications are by Anne Charles. Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, commented that probably all the slides were taken in the Cotswolds. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. Geese. 2. Goat. 3. Bird. 4. Goat. 5. Cows. 6. Calf. 7. Peter Knox-Shaw identified this as Helen Knox-Shaw, Harold's sister, the wife of Keith Henderson, with a goat. 8. Goats. 9. Peter Knox-Shaw identified this as Winifred Knox-Shaw, Harold's step-mother, with chickens. 10. Hen with baby chicks. 11. Same in cage. 12. Sheep. 13. Dog. 14. Sheep 15. Sheep.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 16 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of England, including the Cotswolds. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Unless otherwise specified, all the descriptions and identifications are by Anne Charles. See ‘narratives’ for full listing.

1. A bridge over a river probably in the Cotswolds. 2. River. 3. Garden and pond. 4. High country view of a river. 5. Flowers. 6. Possibly Bibury in the Cotswolds. 7. Path in woods with boy. 8. View of a house. Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, commented, “The house is one in the Cotswolds that the family rented for a succession of summers. I think the shirt-sleeved figure is the same person as Slide 16-13. He looks very like Keith Henderson, the artist who married my father's sister Helen and had – at some period during the twenties – a house nearby. 9. The same Cotswold house as in slide 8. (It is also the same as Slide 18-11.). 10. The same Cotswold house. 11. Ely Cathedral, probably from the time of the 1925 IAU in Cambridge. 12. Similar to slide 11. People with five-pointed stars walking along the street called The Gallery, probably the same excursion to Ely during the 1925 IAU in Cambridge. See the comment about name tags for Tray 15. 13. The same Cotswold house. Peter Knox-Shaw identified the man sitting outside the house as Keith Henderson. See the description for slide 8 above. This slide is broken.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 15 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of the International Astronomical Union meetings at Cambridge in 1925 and Leiden in 1928. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town Derek Jones (University of Cambridge), Professor George Miley of Leiden University, Rudolf Le Poole, Ian Glass, Associate Research Astronomer, South African Astronomical Observatory, Roger Hutchins (Society for the History of Astronomy) and Jasper Wall, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles. Taken during the 1925 International Astronomical Union (IAU) meeting in Cambridge and the 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden.

1. 1925 IAU meeting in Cambridge. This slide was taken on an excursion to Ely. 2.1925 IAU meeting in Cambridge. This slide was taken on an excursion to Ely. Figure in the slide has been identified as H.H. Turner. 3. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden, showing the outside the entrance of the old observatory in Leiden. 4. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden. Open-air reception at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. 5. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden. Open-air reception at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. 6. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden. Open-air reception at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. 7. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden. Shows the old Leiden Observatory seen from the adjoining Hortus Botanicus.8. 1928 IAU meeting in Leiden Plaskett, Spencer Jones, Robbins, Innes, Stratton, H-K-S
Mrs Eddington, Comrie, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Spencer Jones, Mrs Plaskett &
Eddington, Jackson, Dingle, Carrock and W.H. Steavenson (see ‘narratives’). 9. Observatory in Heidelberg, the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl. 10. Possibly John Stanley Plaskett and his wife Rebecca Hope Hemley (see ‘narratives’). 11. Probably the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, taken at the same time as slide 10.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 14 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of the eclipses at Southport in 1927 and Magog in 1932. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

preview image for Tray 14 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of the eclipses at Southport in 1927 and Magog in 1932. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles. Taken during the 1927 eclipse at Southport (Merseyside) and the 1932 eclipse at Magog, Quebec.

1. Southport Eclipse. Peter Knox-Shaw identified the figure on the left as JH Reynolds. 2. Southport Eclipse. 3. Southport Eclipse. 4. Southport Eclipse. 5. Southport Eclipse. 6. Southport Eclipse. 7. Southport Eclipse. 8. Roger Hutchins identified the figure here as H.H. Turner, director of the Oxford University Observatory. 9. Southport Eclipse. 10. Magog Eclipse. 11. Magog Eclipse. 12. Magog Eclipse. 13. Magog Eclipse. 14. Magog Eclipse. 15. Magog Eclipse (possibly). 16. Magog Eclipse (possibly). 17. Magog Eclipse (slide broken).
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 12 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides showing views of Stockholm, Saltzebaden (Saltsjobaden?), Danzig (Gdansk) and Copenhagen..Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides not identified. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles of other slides.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 11 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Balhomen, Bergen, Tysse-Norheimsund and Oslo (all in Norway).Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

preview image for Tray 11 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Balhomen, Bergen, Tysse-Norheimsund and Oslo (all in Norway).Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides not identified. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles of other slides.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 10 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Lake Louise, British Columbia.Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

preview image for Tray 10 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Lake Louise, British Columbia.Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.
Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides not identified. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles of other slides.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 9 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Banff, British Columbia.Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides not identified. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles of other slides.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 8 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of the Radcliffe Observatory by Knox-Shaw. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. View from the top of the Tower towards the east and Woodstock Road. 2. View from the top of the Tower towards the east. The astronomer's house is on the right. 3. View from the top of the Tower towards the south. 4. View from the top of the Tower towards the south. 5. The south side of the Observatory building. 6. The south side of the Observatory building. 7. The south side of the Observatory building. 8. The south side of the Observatory building with the astronomer's house on the right and a telescope dome on the left. 9. The southern entrance to the Observatory building. 10. The view from the Tower towards both extant domes. The larger one was given to University College London and removed to Mill Hill when the Observatory went to South Africa. The smaller dome now (in 2014) contains offices. 11. The interior of the larger dome with its double-barrelled telescope. 12. The interior of the larger dome with its double-barrelled telescope. Possibly Arthur Rambaut (d. 1923). 13. The Astronomer's house with the smaller dome on far left. 14. The Astronomer's house on far right. 15. The Astronomer’s house. 16. The Astronomer’s house. 17. Harold’s father Charles Knox-Shaw with Charles' second wife Winifred. 18. Harold’s father Charles Knox-Shaw. 19. Harold’s step-mother Winifred Knox-Shaw. 20. Possibly Harold's study.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 7 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Egypt (Helwan Observatory) by Knox-Shaw. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles, Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, Hilary Smith, Blue Badge Guide to Egypt, and Jeremy Shears and Ashraf Ahmed Shaker from their article Harold Knox-Shaw and the Helwan Observatory in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. General view 2. The building on the centre left is the observatory residence. 3. The building on the left as the observatory residence. 4. Probably the main office building. 5. The meteorological station. 6. Harold Knox-Shaw in front of his house, sitting in a Buick car. 7. Harold Knox-Shaw's study. 8. A telescope dome. 9. A telescope dome. 10. The Reynolds telescope. 11. The Reynolds telescope. 12. Brunner Transit Circle. 13. Probably meteorological work. 14. Probably meteorological work. 15. Probably meteorological instruments. 16. Probably a laboratory. 17. Probably a laboratory. 18. Probably a clock and telescope pointing instrumentation. 19. Probably Helwan. 20. The Anglican church in Helwan. Harold Knox-Shaw was the church warden. 21. The Burndept Ultra IV radio receiver (slide is broken.) 22. Probably a radio receiver (slide is broken.) 23. The Anglican and Coptic (with domes) churches in Helwan (slide is broken.)
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 6 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Egypt (Cairo and District) by Knox-Shaw. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Slides identified by Anne Charles and Hilary Smith, Blue Badge Guide to Egypt, Jocelyn Gohary, Director, Talatat Project at Karnak, American Research Center in Egypt, also Peter Knox-Shaw, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. Wadi Hof, near Helwan. 2. Probably Wadi Hof, near Helwan. 3. Probably Wadi Hof, near Helwan. 4. Probably in the bazaars in Cairo. 5. Bazaar scene, probably in Cairo. 6. Hilary Smith identified this as a Cairo scene with the contemporary Egyptian flag.
Jocelyn Gohary identified this as Sabil in the complex of Sultan Al-Ghuri in Cairo. 7. Cairo with Bab Al-Zuweila on the right side of the Al-Muayyad Mosque. 8. Probably somewhere near the Mosque of Al-Muayyad near Bab Al-Zuweila. 9. Probably in Cairo in the Darb Al-Ahmar district near Bab Al-Zuweila. 10. Probably the mosques are of Sultan Hassan (left) and Al-Rifai (right) just below the Citadel in Cairo. 11. A street scene in village. 12. Church of the Virgin Mary in Maadi, on the road between Cairo and Helwan, which is believed to be where the Holy Family embarked on a boat at the start of their journey into Upper Egypt. 13. Hilary Smith identified it as a canal on the right, likely to be in Memphis area.
However, Jocelyn Gohary identified it as looking like a park, or formal garden, probably in Helwan. 14. Hilary Smith described this as a tower on hill behind an excavation. It looks like sarcophagi, skulls against limestone blocks. Jocelyn Gohary identified this as an excavation photo with the coffins. It appears to be in the area beside the south side of the Zoser Complex enclosure wall at Sakkara, between the wall and the Unas Pyramid causeway. The pyramid in the background is that of Unas, which apparently had a custodian’s hut on top of it at the time, and beside the coffins are parts of the niched construction of Zoser's limestone enclosure wall. The coffins seem to be of the Late Period, when they were often just buried in the sand and not in a tomb, unless as intrusive burials in an earlier one. 15. Recumbent statue of Ramesses II at Memphis. 16. Tomb of Mereruka at Sakkara. 17. A mastaba (tomb, from the Arabic word for bench). It may be near Memphis. 18. Water-raising device at a well, probably in the Memphis area. It is a Persian wheel. The pots go down and fill with water. 19. Peter Knox-Shaw identified this a probably a water pump on the Nile. Hilary Smith identified this as either a Persian wheel lying on its side or part of cog machinery for a Persian wheel. It may go with the other slide of the Persian wheel. The Nile is in the background. 20. Children.
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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Tray 5 of 23 containing stereoscopic slides, showing views of Egypt (Animals and Country Scenes) by Knox-Shaw. Tray contained within wooden slide cabinet, accompanying ‘taxiphote’ type viewer by Gaumont.

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Inventory Number: 14716
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-5/3
Brief Description: Most of the descriptions in this tray are by Anne Charles. Some are by Hilary Smith, Blue Badge Guide to Egypt. See ‘narratives’ for full listing by Anne Charles.

1. Man leading camels 2. Man riding a donkey 3. Hippo in zoo (same place as pelicans, slide 11). 4. River with birds. 5. Hilary Smith identified these as cattle egrets. 6. Buffalo. 7. Hilary Smith identified this as a Nile-side scene. 8. Pack donkeys carrying soil 9. Boys. 10. Hilary Smith identified this as a scene near the pyramid of Zoser (a pharaoh), near Memphis. 11. Pelicans. Anne Charles identified this as similar to Slide 1-5. 12. Camels. 13. People with camels, buffalo, kid. 14. Hilary Smith identified this as people with a laden camel, may be carrying sugar cane. 15. Looks like man with a snake and a scorpion. 16. Man with a cobra.
Anne Charles identified this a the same as Slide 1-14. She thinks this was a favourite of Peter Knox-Shaw’s, son of Harold Knox-Shaw and Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, when he was a boy. 17. Same. 18. Same. 19. Same
Primary Inscriptions: Trays - STEREOSCOPE CLASSEUR / BTE S.G.D.G / L. Gaumont & Cie / INGENIEURS CONSTRUCTEURS PARIS)
Provenance: Donated by Anne Charles and Peter Knox-Shaw on 17 June 2015.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
plastic
Glass
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
387 240 264 mm

Narratives

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