Minette slide viewer

Minette 35mm slide viewer
Minato Shokai Co, made in Japan, c.1950s

OK! Ok. Another slide viewer. But we all have slides to view. Or is it just me?

This viewer is just SO cute. Look how small it is…it’s a Minette. The kewpie doll is bigger than the viewer, and she carries a slide under her arm for scale.

And totally weirdly, like every other time I have bought a slide projector or a viewer, the Minette comes with a slide of its last owner…this time it’s an echtochrome slide of a woman on grass shading her eyes from the camera. Ms Kewpie is modelling that slide.

For sale: $AUD55 [please indicate if you’d like Kewpie and the slide included.]

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Hanimex ‘Argus’ slide viewer [sold]

Argus slide viewerHanimex ‘Argus’ slide viewer
made in Australia, c.1960

Well, yes, I have posted quite a few slide viewers- I am so enamoured of them! This viewer comes in its original box, and as seems to always happen to me- it also comes with an Ektachrome slide from its previous owner.

The Argus requires two C batteries to light the internal bulb [bulbs still available] – and like most 50s slide viewers – the action of pushing a slide into the slot turns the viewer on. What a fun way to spend an afternoon- viewing slides one by one!

Or, if you are similarly afflicted like me, add the Argus to your growing stash of viewers- they look fantastic massed together. For irrefutable evidence of this- see my post featuring the Super Hanorama, Vistorama and Hama compact [all by Hanimex] below.

This slide viewer is for sale: $AUD55