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Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern

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Early tinplate magic lanterns from Nürnberg

This type of magic lantern (in German called Weißblechlaterne) was produced in a number of workshops in Nuremberg from around 1780 to around 1870.

Heinrich Denecke, Nürnberg

Active c. 1859 - 1875. Heinrich Denecke was the pioneer of the industrial production of magic lanterns in large quantities in Nuremberg. The company was the pattern for a new generation of successful factories such as Ernst Plank and Jean Schoenner.

Magic lanterns from Fürth in Bavaria

Mysterious magic lanterns of a long forgotten production town. Magic lanterns were made in Fürth from 1791 until the 1860s.

Fleischmann & Bloedel Nachf., J. Berlin, Fürth in Bayern

"F&B" Salomon Fleischmann & Jean Bloedel, Fürth i. B. & Sonneberg. "J.B" Joseph Berlin. Active 1873-1926 (magic lanterns c. 1905 - 1926).