'The Practical Photographer'
included the above illustration of A H Baird's
Lothian Book Slide in September 1895. It reported:
"Mr Baird is an ingenious man, and one of his latest productions is a
simple arrangement in brass to stand on any library table, shelf, or desk,
for the reception of a few books.
It extends by means of brass tubes, which fit one into another, and is
rigid when open as when closed. Wooden arrangements for holding
books have been on the market for some time, but at best they are rickety
This slide is a most useful addition to our editorial desk and will
serve to remind us of its donor."
[The Practical Photographer, September 1895, p.282]