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Mirroscope (megascope, Buckeye Stereopticon Company, 1912)

image of  Mirroscope (megascope, Buckeye Stereopticon Company, 1912)

Type of hardware
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Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture
1912
Dimensions

unknown

Material(s)
metal
Production
produced in quantity
Original retail price
15 to 42 shilling in 1913
Notes

Small green American lantern for projection of opaque objects (postcards), marked “1912 MODEL” and “Trademark Mirroscope”, with electric light bulb

According to David Robinson, Stephen Herbert, Richard Crangle (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern, Ripon (North Yorkshire): The Magic Lantern Society, 2001, p. 195, the Mirroscope was made by the Buckeye Stereopticon Company in Cleveland (Ohio) and also sold by Gamages Ltd. in London at “15 to 42 shillings” according to the model (four in total).

Object number 368 in Robert Vrielynck, Collection Robert Vrielynck, self edition [Brugge 1998]. Current collection no. RV1_154 in Collection RV kept by the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA).

Lucerna ID 2000158

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

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