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Toy lantern (toy lantern, Ernst Plank, 1880s)

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Lantern with slide inserted in carrier

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Lantern and slides in original box

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manufacturer: Ernst Plank

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length 22 cm (8.7 inches); width 10 cm (3.9 inches); height 25 cm (9.8 inches)

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

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produced in quantity
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Small black German lantern with short messing part where a longer black curved chimney is missing, foot not movable, slide carrier removable, no mechanism to attach round slides, in original box (numbered no. 3941), with slides 8 Plank slides and 6 smaller slides.

Object number 468 in Robert Vrielynck, Collection Robert Vrielynck, self edition [Brugge 1998]. Current collection no. RV1_169 in Collection RV kept by the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA).

Lucerna ID 2000167

Record created by and Richard Crangle. Last updated 26 October 2019

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