at the bottom of the box was this great portable slide projector and an original View Master still in its box! At first I was not sure what the little Cabin box contained but by the looks coming from the lady next to me, who was waiting for me to put it back, I thought it must have been something cool. The slide projector looked intact but the cord was slightly melted. My husband refused to let me plug it in at house, in case of a power surge but Dad surprisingly let me plug it in at my his house. It worked a charm.
I have a deep affinity and love of slides as I was brought up looking at the ones of my parents trip overland to the UK in the 1970's. On a Saturday night we used to get the projector out and mum and Dad would recount their adventures. It was so fascinating seeing pictures of Afghanistan and Egypt and have them recount their stories of earthquakes, Pakistan border guards confiscating passports and simply being able to escape to places we could only dream about. This find really resonated with me and filled me with such nostalgia. I just love how small things with not much current monetary value can evoke such a feeling. I think that is why I love looking for old things and find them so appealing.You can see some more great finds over here at Her Library Adventures.