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Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern

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Brass magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg

The only known tinplate lantern made of brass. Recorded in dealer catalogues between 1809 and 1825.

Date:
1809 - 1825
Maker:
Johann Christian Wolfgang Rose
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Brass / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: mm, Width: mm, Height: mm

Magic lantern by Johann Konrad Heerdegen, Nürnberg

Date:
c. 1855
Maker:
Johann Konrad Heerdegen
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Tinplate / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 240 mm, Width: 78 mm, Height: 160 mm

Small magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg

Probably the smallest model of the Rose workshop. For magic lantern slides up to a height of 35 mm.

Date:
c. 1815
Maker:
Johann Christian Wolfgang Rose
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Tinplate / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: mm, Width: mm, Height: mm

Magic lantern by the Rose workshop, Nürnberg

Date:
c. 1815
Maker:
Johann Christian Wolfgang Rose
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Tinplate / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: mm, Width: mm, Height: mm

Magic lantern by Daniel Reulein, Nürnberg

Active 1827 - c. 1868 (magic lanterns 1827 - c 1850th) . The lens of the magic lantern is not original.

Date:
c. 1830
Maker:
att. Daniel Reulein
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Tinplate
Dimensions:
Length: 165 mm, Width: 45 mm, Height: 95 mm

Magic lantern by Georg Thomas Grosser, Nürnberg

"Verbesserte Laterna magica". The unadorned black lacquered housing is an indication that the lantern was intended for export to England.

Date:
1827 - 1846
Maker:
Georg Thomas Grosser
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Sheet metal / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 160 mm, Width: 40 mm, Height 90 mm

Magic lantern by Konrad Bottner's Witwe, Nürnberg

Date:
c. 1860
Maker:
att. Konrad Bottner's Witwe
Place of Origin:
Nürnberg
Materials/Techniques:
Tinplate / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 220 mm, Width: 80 mm, Height: 145 mm