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David Livingstone's Lantern (improved phantasmagoria lantern, maker unknown, n.d.)

Related people

owner: LIVINGSTONE, Dr David  (1813-1873)

Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture
unknown
Dimensions

length 40 cm (15.7 inches); width 16 cm (6.3 inches); height 35.5 cm (14 inches)

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

Material(s)
metal / glass
Production
unknown
Original retail price
unknown
Notes

No manufacturer's marks survive, but it resembles Carpenter & Westley's improved phantasmagoria lantern. The uppermost part of the chimney and the original lamp are missing. It was found by Reverend D. MacDonald, a Church of Scotland missionary. 

Lucerna ID 2000141

Record created by Mary Borgo. Last updated 4 April 2017

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