stereopticon

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stereopticon

(stĕrēŏp`tĭkən), optical projection instrument making multiple use of the magic lantern. The magic lantern uses lenses to throw on a screen a magnified image from a transparent slide or from an opaque object such as a photograph or the page of a book. The stereopticon combines two or three magic lanterns to focus, in the same area of light on the screen or wall, dissolving views or combinations of images.
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He bought the machine for $250 and a number of Edison films, (17) including The Wreck of the Battleship "Maine" (1898) and Burial of the "Maine" Victims (1898), together with a number of stereopticon slides, featuring the major news item of the day, the Spanish-American War.
Also Bishop's delight in strange or peculiar objects like stereopticons, chromographs, and mechanical toys ("Cirque d'Hiver") is evident when Mrs.
He is an artistic mechanic and manufacturer of stereopticons or magic lanterns.