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decoratorgirl
12-28-2002, 02:49 PM
I see something called a Magic Window in the ARt Supply Warehouse catalog on page 115. Is anyone familiar with this interesting invention? does anyone use it? I am curoud about it-was thinking about ordering.???
thanks
Leslie

KarenU
12-28-2002, 06:02 PM
Leslie....looks like an interesting device...checked it out on their website. I've never heard of it or seen one before so sorry, can't give you any kind of recommendation.

BruceF
12-28-2002, 10:33 PM
I believe this is a Camera Lucida.

You can go here for an explanation of how one works:
http://www.gilai.com/books/articles/cl.htm

And here on how to make your own similar device:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/scienceshack/backcat/experiments/macameralucida.shtml

maverick
12-28-2002, 11:41 PM
My grandmother had one of these. I think it was about 25 years ago that I last saw it. I once tried to ask her if she still had it, but she didn't know what I was talking about. She also had a hinged tracing/copying device. I don't remember what they're called. I guess my memory isn't much better than my grandmother's.

CarlyHardy
12-29-2002, 12:01 AM
I don't even know what it is...but I remember seeing it once on a list of "things I bought and never use" artist list!
carly

Dark_Shades
01-09-2003, 10:00 AM
Hi Leslie...... look what I found :D .... not sure how old the link is

http://painting.about.com/library/weekly/aacameralucidaa.htm

let me know if you get one