1950s ARGUS 300 SLIDE PROJECTOR WITH MANUAL
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"Next," The professor said in a low monotone voice.
It was hard to believe that the disheveled looking man wearing a tweed sport coat with badly worn leather elbow pads, was in fact quite adept at jungle survival and was a world-renowned expert on the rare Malayan Tapir. It was for that very reason that nearly seventy-five students and colleagues had crowded into the musty basement below the University of Nebraska's Student Union hall. They were there to hear the man speak and share his engaging slides of the rare tapir in its natural setting in the Malaysian rain forest.
"Next slide please," He said again and the audience was mesmerized by the photo of two male Tapir's in the midst of a violent fight.
The crowd gushed with excitement as the professor displayed a photo of two baby Tapirs following their mother to a wallow hole.
You may not find a slide show of the rare Malayan Tapir very exciting but back in the day before Powerpoint presentations, a slide projector was the best way to illustrate your talk. This circa 1950s Argus 300 projector is ready to go to work viewing all those 35mm slides your Grandmother gave you. The projector itself is made of aluminum with a two-tone teal crinkled finish. It includes a manual slide magazine feeder (no slide magazine included) and a 2-slide, rotating slide holder--you can view one slide while you're loading another on the other side, then you simply flip it over. The slide holder holds X 2 (35mm with card frame) slides. Projector in case measures 13" X 9 X 11" tall.
This working slide projector is comes with a working, used bulb (no guarantees on life of bulb after you receive it) and replacements can be found online or at camera stores. The fan works and the lens are clear. The aluminum body of the projector has a few scuffs but is in over all good shape. The interior mechanics are pretty clean with no major issues found. The carrying case and projector base has some soiling and small tears/wear to the leatherette covering. The wood box underneath is sturdy with no structural issues. The plastic handle is firmly attached. The electrical cord is in good shape.
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