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Last updated
9 April 2009

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THE 1960s/1970s
CHAD VALLEY

Throughout the 1960s, Chad Valley produced several "Show-A-Slide" and "Give-A-Show" projectors, either based around one specific Anderson series, or containing a variety of slides from different series.

Joe 90 Give-A-Show Projector box

JOE 90 GIVE-A-SHOW PROJECTOR
© 1968 Century 21 Merchandising

Joe 90 appeared as a projector set in its own right, in box containing sixteen seven-frame slides based on thirteen episodes from the series.

The inside of the lid could be used as a projection screen, although the box insert did claim that it "projects full colour pictures up to 5 feet square". Who needs an HD plasma telly anyway?

Used three U2 1.5V flashlight batteries (now known as "D" type) which would leak and render the projector inoperable if left inside for any length of time. One contact is almost inaccessible at the far end of the projector, so if that became contaminated with battery acid you might as well forget it and wait for those clever little boffins at the Victor Company of Japan to invent the Video Home System cassette.

No. G318R
Made and printed in England.

Joe 90 Give-A-Show Projector - inside the box

Each 10½" x 1 3/4" slide (266mm x 44mm) had seven frames of colour hand-drawn artwork.

Chad Valley slide 282

281 - JOE 90 - THE BIG RAT (The Most Special Agent slide 1/4)
282 - JOE 90 - MOST SPECIAL AGENT (The Most Special Agent slide 2/4)
283 - JOE 90 - THOUGHT WAVE ANTENNA (The Most Special Agent slide 3/4)
284 - JOE 90 - DOUBLE AGENT
285 - JOE 90 - SECRET JET (The Most Special Agent slide 4/4)
286 - JOE 90 - INTERNATIONAL CONCERTO
287 - JOE 90 - THE BIG FISH
288 - JOE 90 - MOST SPECIAL ASTRONAUT
289 - JOE 90 - HI-JACKED!
290 - JOE 90 - UNDERGROUND DANGER (Relative Danger)
291 - JOE 90 - ARCTIC SEARCH (Arctic Adventure)
292 - JOE 90 - KING FOR A DAY
293 - JOE 90 - PROJECT 90
294 - JOE 90 - COLONEL McCLAINE
295 - JOE 90 - A14 IN ACTION! (Business Holiday)
296 - JOE 90 - THE FORTRESS

GIVE-A-SHOW PROJECTOR SLIDES
© 1968 Century 21 Merchandising

If people didn't want to buy a whole new projector, Joe 90 slides were available to buy separately. The set pictured opposite comes shrink-wrapped on a flat card, and features slides 293-296. Does anyone know if these were the only four available, or were there more?

Made and printed in England.

Chad Valley projector slides


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