- Object Name: projector
- Accession Number: 2670
- Description: magic lantern of wood, brass, glass, and gun-metal; case on black, woooden base has two side doors with black, metal catches; open at the back and brass, removable lens holder at the front; louvred flue or chimney on top with double heat deflector.
This magic lantern slide projector was used at the Blackadder Church in North Berwick.
This magic lantern is made of wood with brass and glass lens and gun metal flue or chimney on top. Its wooden base has two side doors with brass catches attached to them.
Magic Lanterns were the forerunners of modern slide projectors. They have been used to entertain and educate audiences for centuries and remained popular with the public until the invention of cinema in the 1890s. They work by projecting light through a painted image or photograph onto a blank screen or wall.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council Museums Service