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'Grand' triple lantern (triunial or triple lantern, W.C. Hughes, 1880s)

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Woodcut illustration from The indispensable handbook..., 1888.

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manufacturer: W.C. Hughes

Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture
1880s  (latest possible: 1888)


wood / metal / glass
produced in quantity
Original retail price
£105 in 1888

“This is probably the highest-priced triple in our book, but it is one upon which the resources of the optician and manufacturer have alike been concentrated.- It is got up, to quote a hackneyed phrase, 'regardless of expense.' Brass and mahogany in conjunction, lavishly used, make the Grand Triple something to look at, something to ponder over. And as in outside appearance so in working capabilities, the main object being to produce the best possible results in the most reliable and at the same time the most easily manipulated manner. The description probably speaks sufficiently for itself, and we can add only a general opinion that a finer apparatus will not be found.”

Lucerna ID 2000097

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