Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The Sciopticon Manual, Explaining Lantern Projections in General and the Sciopticon Apparatus in Particular Including Magic Lantern Attachments, Experiments, Novelties, Colored and Photo-Transparencies, Mechanical Movements, etc.
Marcy, L. J.
Beginners who wish to understand and operate the 
Sciopticon by explanations and directions which can be 
seen at a glance, may examine in connection with Fig. 
15, the following 
The front, h h h't with its attachments, draws apart 
from the body of the instrument. 
The stage o o' lifts out. 
The condenser, p q, is drawn out by laying hold of 
the ring r. 
The cells holding p and q draw apart. 
The front flame-chamber glass G is held in place by 
the spring A, which can be reached through the open¬ 
ing over A. 
With h o p q G removed, the narrow glass F (found 
packed with the extra wicks) is reached to position, 
and needs no further attention. 
The portion of chimney attached to the cap J, tele¬ 
scopes into /. 
The lamp S slides out horizontally, by raising the 
spring X. 
With packing removed, glasses clean, lamp filled two- 
thirds full of standard kerosene oil, and all parts in place 
as seen in the cut, remove the back glass G\ and reach 
the wiqks v v with a lighted match. Beplace G', and 
let the flames stand about one inch hio-h. 
See, specially, that an oil so inflammable as to light 
at the safety slit u is not used—that no oil is left outside 
the lamp-cup, to give off an offensive smell—that the 
wicks at v v are not raised to rub against the plate E" 
when the lamp slides in and out—that the flame-chamber 
glasses G G' are in place to secure draft, and that the


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