Recently I mentioned to my hubby that I’d love to have an overhead projector. As luck would have it, we found one at a garage sale last weekend for $5! The owner didn’t know if it worked – it didn’t have a bulb but the fan still worked when it was plugged in. Not knowing anything about procuring a bulb for a 1966 projector, we decided to take a gamble on it.
There was little info on the projector itself and we had no idea what model or make it was. With a little detective work, some sharp eyes that could read the tiny script on the glass that said “Beseler Co”, and some mad google skills on my husband’s part, we were able to narrow down what kind of bulb it needed. We found one on eBay for the low price of $3.50 (+$6 shipping), so we crossed our fingers and placed the order.
The bulb arrived quickly, and after we figured out how to install it we eagerly flipped the switch. Voila! We had light! I can’t wait to play around with it. I don’t have any set plans, but I’d love to take some of these patterns I’ve been photographing (leaves, rocks, shadows) and trace them onto large sheets of paper. Should be fun!