DeMoulin Slide-action Hoodwink with Red Lenses
3.5 X 8.75
DeMoulin hoodwink with slide-action cartridge construction and leather mask. A leather mask with metal cones mounted, leading to a thin, bean-shaped cartridge front. Two spherical knobs on top operate the internal lens sets, one of which is metal as a full blinder, the other being translucent red plastic to mask out certain colors. This would allow an image or scene to be revealed in stages, based on layered color, or to turn a scene red.
Behind the mechanical apparatus are two metal (steel) goggle cones, which transition to the leather eye mask. The mask has two heavy leather straps, one at each side (has come apart, dexter), which join with a metal buckle with a spring clip, which is marked with an anchor.
The designs for this model are detailed inDeMoulin Catalog 439, reproduced in Burlesque Paraphernalia, 2010 Fantagraphics.
Leather mask is torn away at outer orbits of the metallic cones. Layers of the leather are separating/delaminating on both sides. Dexter strap has come loose, although it is still extant, held with the buckle. Goggle cones are rusty, inside and out, and the cartridge assembly is a bit scratched up overall and has some rust around the eye areas. Strap buckle also has some minor rust overall.
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