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Magic lantern slide showing phases of the Moon and tides

An astronomical model consisting of a rectangular wooden frame with a circular painted glass panel in the centre that demonstrates the phases of the moon and tides. The glass panel is contained within a brass frame with teeth around its edge, allowing it to be turned by a gear handle at one end of the wooden frame. Light shines through the glass plate and illuminates the model.
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