Reading Convention bargain

Nigel Williams

At the last ‘real life’ meeting of microscopists at the Reading Convention on 14th March, I was lucky enough to buy a set of 80 lantern slides for £9! They range in subjects from human anatomy to food adulteration, mostly made by E. G. Wood of Queen St., Cheapside, London.

The original idea was to project these using a lantern slide projector at Quekex in the Natural History Museum, but I hope the photographs give some idea of the quality and range. Perhaps next year we can do so in a more normal situation.

Nigel Williams’ lantern slides(Click the image to see a larger version)

Nervous system of a beetleNervous system of a beetle

Human jawHuman jaw

ParkPark

On a personal note, I would like to thank the many Quekett members who phoned and supported me through an experience of a broken leg, followed by hospital-donated serious Covid infection. I hope 2021 is kinder to us all.

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