Carbide projector

  • Title: Carbide projector
  • Creator: Radioptican
  • Subject: communication; entertainment; projectors
  • Description: Greenish metal box with copper-colored trim at top and bottom. In the center is a removable tube with a lens and on the top are two pop-up vents. The back has two sliding doors. Originally operated with a carbide lamp inside but has been converted to electricity so there are two light bulbs inside and an electrical cord. Postcards were hooked on the inside of the sliding doors and projected onto a wall or screen.
  • Date: 1900-1920
  • Collection: Farmington Museum
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