United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
a : 11.000 x 13.750 x 5.875 in. (27.94 x 34.925 x 14.923 cm.)
b : 6.625 x 3.250 x 0.500 in. (16.827 x 8.255 x 1.27 cm.)
c : 12.500 x 16.000 x 6.875 in. (31.75 x 40.64 x 17.463 cm.)
d : 5.375 x 0.750 x 0.250 in. (13.653 x 1.905 x 0.635 cm.)
e : 1.500 x 0.750 x 0.125 in. (3.81 x 1.905 x 0.318 cm.)
a. Black metal tower projector on a footed, rectangular base. The top is open with a smaller square of 4 vents in the center. A lens is attached to the front; in front of this lens is a longer lens apparatus that moves along 2 metal rods protruding from the tower. The slide tray (b) goes into this apparatus. A bent rod with a knob is attached near the tower under the lenses. The right side of the tower has a small hinged door with Leitz embossed. The back left corner of the base has a red toggle screw; the back right corner has a screw post with a washer. A metal plate with text is riveted to the rear tower base. A black rubber cord with a 2 pronged round plug protrudes from the rear. b. Silver colored metal, rectangular tray with 2 extruding tabs on 1 side. There is a square with rounded corners cut out of the center. A thin metal piece with a square center cut out slides into the tray, with tracks and pressure clips to hold a slide. c. Rectangular wooden case covered with black canvas with 2 silver colored metal hasp locks on the front. There are silver colored metal corner protectors and 3 bottom corners have round metal feet. There are 2 metal hinges on the rear. A black leather handle is attached to 2 metal rings and plates on the top. It has a wooden, gray cloth lined interior. In the left base interior are 2 wooden support blocks; above is a painted canvas pocket. A wooden support block in the bottom right spans from front to back and has a leather strap with a metal snap. d. Piece of flat curved wood with tapered ends. e. Split key ring with silver colored key with rounded, textured bow and metal ring tag with green paper with handwritten text. It is attached to the handle of the case by a ball chain.
Slide projectors (aat)
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Leitz projector for glass slides with case, trays, and a key ring used by Ephraim Mayer Robinson to view photographs that he took of activities in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany from 1945-1948. Soon after Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Ephraim and his wife, Sarah, fled east to Russian controlled territory. They lived in several places as the Soviet Union demanded that Jewish refugees keep moving further east. They had a daughter, Fay, in 1941, in Odessa, and Alice was born in 1944 in Romanovka. When the war ended in May 1945, they returned from Uzbekistan to...