There are a number of devices in the archive that strictly spoken do not belong to the filmic devices, but most certainly are part of an interesting collection for research that focuses on the optical experience. Slide projectors that make use of pieces of painted glass, for instance, prove to be fascinating objects for their relation to the Magic Lantern. In addition, dozens of photo cameras can be found in the archive, among which are old plate cameras (Camera Obscuras)—as well as several of their accompanying glass plates—and many camera bags. As ‘predecessor’ to the film camera, this collection of photo cameras provides insight into the history of film. This collection dates back to half-way the nineteenth century.