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Double lantern (magic or optical lantern, n.d.)

Type of hardware
Nation of origin
unknown
Date of first manufacture
unknown
Examples of this hardware
'Dissolving Euphaneron' lantern (double lantern, E.G. Wood, n.d.)
Laterna Magica (double lantern, Carpenter & Westley, c.1850)
'Pamphengos' double lantern (double lantern, W.C. Hughes, n.d.)
Dimensions

unknown

Production
Original retail price
unknown
Related hardware
see also Biunial lantern (magic or optical lantern, n.d.)
References
Tony Dugdale, Patricia Dugdale, Dennis Crompton and Paul Barnett, ‘Convention exhibition centrefold’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 10
W.I. Chadwick and David Henry, ‘The Dancer double lantern’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 19
Mike Smith, ‘Pamphengos pair’ in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), pp. 7-9
Herman Bollaert and Ditmar Bollaert, ‘Phantasmagoriae’ in NMLJ 2.3 (January 1983), pp. 9-11
Hermann Hecht, ‘Some English magic lantern patents’ in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 4
Illustration in
Tony Dugdale, Patricia Dugdale, Dennis Crompton and Paul Barnett, ‘Convention exhibition centrefold’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), 10
Notes
A 'double' lantern indicates a pair of lantern bodies arranged side by side with some kind of dissolving mechanism, as opposed to a 'biunial' lantern where two optical systems are arranged (usually, but not always, one above the other) in a single body.
Lucerna ID 2000016

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 August 2013

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