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Primus hymn slides

General description of this series
Notes

A lengthy series of sets of six hymn slides produced under W. Butcher’s ‘Primus’ brand name, just showing the lyrics of the hymn. Unusually they were created as a single glass or (for sets later in the series) a single transparent film square, and supplied with a metal holder into which the slide could be inserted for showing. This was claimed to reduce weight and cost, but also made the image surface of the slide vulnerable to damage.

The Hughes and Chapman hardware catalogues list sets 1-12; the 1913 J.W. Butcher catalogue lists sets 1-14.

Related organisation

manufacturer: W. Butcher & Sons

Catalogue entries (3)
1900s
[Supplementary list of lanterns and accessories] (London: W.C. Hughes, 1900s), 44

“These Slides are produced by an entirely new process, and in order to reduce weight, bulk, and expense, they are not bound up with an additional glass, but when required, are slipped into the Metal Frame which acts as a mask.

Each set comprises Six Hymns and a Metal Frame. Each Hymn is packed in a separate envelope for protection.

Price 1/- per Set of 6 Hymns in a Box.”

c.1906
Catalogue of lanterns (optical and enlarging) and accessories (Manchester: Josiah T. Chapman, c.1906), 72

“These Slides are produced by an entirely new process, and in order to reduce weight, bulk, and expense, they are not bound up with an additional glass, but when required are slipped into the Metal Frame, which acts as a mask.

Each set comprises Six Hymns and a Metal Frame. Each Hymn is packed in a separate envelope for protection.”

c.1913
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 111-112

“Price 1s. per Box of 6 Hymns, or 11s. for 1 dozen boxes.

These Slides are produced by an entirely new process, and in order to reduce weight, bulk, and expense, they are not bound up with an additional glass, but when required, are slipped into the Metal Frame which acts as a mask.

Each set comprises Six Hymns and a Metal Frame. Each Hymn is packed in a separate envelope for protection.

Purchase only. Brass frames 3d. each.”

Lucerna ID 12

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 October 2020

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