Posted 2 years ago
I found this lovely dinosaur at Dixon's furniture auction in Crumpton Maryland a few weeks ago. Quality workmanship includes dovetail joints on the drawer. And it works! It has a vacuum motor which draws the lid (with rubber gasket) tightly against the glass. There are 16 light bulbs under the glass. Some are clear and some are amber. It has several unopened packages of photo-sensitive paper which I'll post separately.
I found no other images of this on line. The only reference to it are a few posts on eBay selling newspaper ads for this product from the early 1940s
It was apparently used aboard Navy ships.
I plan to use it as a light table for tracing.