Motion of Venus or Mercury magic lantern slide, 19th century.

Motion of Venus or Mercury magic lantern slide, 19th century.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This combined lever and rotary magic lantern slide, three inches in diameter, is hand-painted and shows the motion of Venus or Mercury. A label attached to the wooden case reads 'this diagram illustrates the apparent direct and retrograde motion of Venus or Mercury and also its stationery appearance'.

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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