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08/40 Slide lantern

This slide lantern was manufactured by the McIntosh Battery and Optical Company, Chicago, IL. Unit is made of tin and is in working condition. The lens is brass, made by Darlot, Paris, France and prominently marked.


​It is believed that these were used in one of Manistee's early "motion picture" houses such as: The Bijou, The Electric or The Gem.

More information on McINTOSH BATTERY & OPTICAL COMPANY - American lantern and slide manufacturers, founded in the 1880s by the Civil War physician Dr Lyman D. McIntosh. The company, in later years trading as the McIntosh Stereopticon Company, manufactured medical devices and a wide range of sciopticon lanterns and school lanterns. Among their models a lantern mounted on two horizontal rods that included a projecting microscope, a lightweight portable sciopticon and a metal housed triunial lantern, The Royal Chicago.

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