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Standard glass slide: 3¼ inches (83mm) square

Sample image of this type of slide – slide shown is slide 10 of Adventures of Mr Snapshot (recitation: York & Son, 13 slides, 1893)

Standard glass slide
Philip and Rosemary Banham Collection – reproduced by permission. Digital image © 2015 Philip and Rosemary Banham.
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  5000286

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 August 2018

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