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Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern

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Unusual black lacquered magic lantern

An unusual magic lantern with a body that can be lifted off to the side.

Date:
c. 1880
Place of Origin:
England / Germany?
Dimensions:
Length: 230 mm, Width: 100 mm, Height: 240 mm

Simple magic lantern with wooden body.

The magic lantern was probably made in one of the many Berlin "Nebelbilderapparate-Fabriken".

Date:
c. 1885
Place of Origin:
Berlin?
Dimensions:
Length: 250 mm, Width: 150 mm, Height: 400 mm

"The Empire" Magic Lantern Outfit

Most likely a magic lantern made in Germany for the British export market.

Date:
c. 1900
Place of Origin:
Germany?
Materials/Techniques:
Russian iron / Glass
Dimensions:
Length: 230 mm, Width: 90 mm, Height: 180 mm