Black and white lantern slide of a Tangye gas engine magneto and igniter.
One of 239 glass lantern slides depicting products manufactured by Tangyes Limited engineers of Birmingham, England. The images include various products such as engines, centrifugal pumps, hydraulic pumps, gas producers, materials testing machines, presses, machine tools, hydraulic jacks etc. Tangyes was a company which operated from 1857 to 1957. They produced a wide variety of engineering products exported worldwide including Australia and other British colonies.
Research conducted to determine similar images in other countries suggests that the Tangye Collection in Museum Victoria is the only extant collection worldwide.
Description of Content
Tangye gas engine magneto and igniter.
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular round cornered mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with black paper binding tape around edge.
Donation from Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University of Technology, 02/09/1992
Manufacturer of Item Depicted
Lantern Slide, Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.), Black & White
Text printed in black ink on white adhesive paper label over black mask: "TANGYES, BIRMINGHAM"
Type of item
83 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth), 83 mm (Height)