from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A form of magic lantern.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A kind of magic lantern.
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- noun A kind of
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[Mr. Goodall then proceeded to make an enlargement on a 12 by 10 opal, using a sciopticon burning paraffin; after an exposure for two and a-half minutes the developer was applied, and a brilliant opal was the result.]
The sciopticon light is produced from ordinary coal oil by an ingenious arrangement of double flames, intensifying the heat and resulting in a pencil of strong white light.
Photographic transparencies of remarkable places, persons, and objects, may now be purchased at small cost; while there is no end to the variety of pictures which may be drawn by hand at home upon mica, glass or gelatin, and then reproduced upon the screen by the sciopticon.
He states he has personally taken great interest in the instruction of men, teaching and lecturing to them on interesting subjects which he illustrates by the sciopticon and maps and charts, and that large numbers of men have volunteered to attend school and lectures.