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Laterna Magica (standard single lantern, c.1860)

image of  Laterna Magica (standard single lantern, <em>c.</em>1860)

Type of hardware
Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture

length 45 cm (17.7 inches); width 19 cm (7.5 inches); height 40 cm (15.7 inches)

(all dimensions are nominal; individual examples may have varied slightly from these values).

metal / wood / glass
produced in quantity
Original retail price

English optical lantern, chimney missing, short messing lens, equipped today with electric light bulb, manufacturer yet unknown, lantern remindes a model from the series “Newtons improved phantasmagoria Laterns” from the Newton & Co. Catalogue (see (thanks to Patrice Guérin). Guérin suggest a model as sold by Horne & Thornthwaite opticians. 

Object number 372 in Robert Vrielynck, Collection Robert Vrielynck, self edition [Brugge 1998]. Current collection no. RV1_148 in Collection RV kept by the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA).




Lucerna ID 2000154

Record created by and Richard Crangle. Last updated 24 March 2018

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