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Re: glass slides

I think you are right, Bob. I am using (here in MN) my mother in law's projector and don't want to hurt the delicate mechanism, so it would be best to have a "vintage" projector. But I do have a slide projector back in MT that I could use. However, with the fact that there are fewer and fewer service people to do slide projectors, once they are wrecked that is it. And I have 1000 glass slides and 800 aluminum airequipts.

Just an idea. If you find a Carousel projector, remove the carousel. It is
very possible that you can put the glass slides in one at a time. I seem to
recall that the slot that accepted the slides had a rather wide opening. It
had two spring loaded metal flanges (one on each side) so it is quite
possible that it is wide enough for a glass mounted slide. You push it down
and, when you want to retrieve it, you just hit the advance button and it
will pop up. You wouldn't enjoy the convenience of the carousel but at
least you may be able to project them.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Simmons [mailto:productions@johnesimmons.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:00 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: glass slides

My grandmother used to project her glass slides with a projector made by
Argus. I don't know a model number, but it worked entirely manually. It
had a sliding mechanism that stuck out from the side, and loaded the
slide from the side rather than the top. I would suspect any of the
older projectors that did not automatically load slides from a tray
would work.

Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
Does anyone know a model number of a projector that would be able to
project the old aluminum frame glass 35mm slides?  The frame is quite
thick and will not work in my slide projector.  The slides will
descend but are heavy enough to stay in the slide "hole" and not come
up by the spring mechanism, and I don't want to tax the spring
mechanism of my slide projector. I figure if I could google a model
number I might have better luck finding some such thing on ebay.

Slides are from 40's-50's, maybe earlier.  There are two types of
aluminum frames; the later ones have plastic "loc" backs, the older
ones have sort of an empty back.



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