Standard glass slide: 3 inches (83mm) square

Philip and Rosemary Banham Collection – reproduced by permission.
Digital image © 2015 Philip and Rosemary Banham.
Sub-type of:standard glass slide
See also:

standard glass slide: 3 inches (83mm) by 4 inches (100mm)

Technical description:

The image glass and cover glass are square, 3¼ inches (83mm) in each dimension.


This was the standard British size for glass slides in the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th, also adopted in several other European countries.

Lucerna ID no. 5000286

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 August 2018

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