Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Speaking of "Want"

It's a bit Arty. It's not cheap. But for kewl, it's kinda hard to beat Empiric's Magic Lantern Slide Boxes, featuring nature and astronomy themes. (Top row center: oh, yeah!)

Magic lantern slides are around 3" by 4", unlike the later slides you might just barely remember having to sit through showings of at Uncle Oddie's. Large enough to make for nifty backlit viewing!

(Found following up the maker's name from online quirky-decorator site One King's Lane -- requires log-in, they are something of a spot discounter).


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

My lodge still owns its original magic lantern, along with a big cabinet full of glass color slides that were used to illustrate the lectures of the degrees. Including the one with a hand-crank on the side that makes a beehive look like it's buzzing with busy bees :)

Sadly, we no longer use it. Powerpoint and digital projectors have pretty much superseded even the Kodak Carousel we were using just a decade ago.

Roberta X said...

...Y'know, that comment right there will probab;y spawn a whole new branch of tinfoil-hatted speculation.... ;)

They otta use the magic lantern; I mean, Powerpoint? Geesh, way to take all the kewl out!