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'Primus' Magic Lantern Slides. Series IX. c.1909. Produced by W. Butcher and Sons, London. 'Balloons And Aeroplanes - 'The History of the Conquest of the Air Interestingly told in a Series of 48 Pictures'. Card box containing 12 rectangular glass slides edged with red paper, each having 4 beautiful circular colour illustrations of balloons or early aeroplanes. Each slide approximately 16 x 4cm. The first 6 slides cover balloons, ballooning and airships. The next cover flight from kites and early gliders, through the Wright 'flyer', Bleriot and so on. The remaining 2 have more balloons and an anti-aircraft gun etc. The slides are in good condition bar one which has a crack in the corner (see photo 10) but the box shows wear with splits at the end. Stock code M9937.