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Laterna Magica: The Challenge (rotary disc lantern, Pettibone Manufacturing Co., c.1890)

Type of hardware
Related organisations
Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture
c.1890
Dimensions

unknown

Material(s)
metal
Production
produced in quantity
Original retail price
unknown
Notes

Sold as 'New Improved Sciopticon with Recolving Disc'; also known as “Peacock Lantern”; trademark on lantern states “The Pettibone Mfg Co Military & Society Goods Cincinnati Ohio”, with two “Revolving Disc Magic Lantern slides” marked “Copyright 1893 by W.I. Smith”, in original transportation box (containing also an original flyer which is pasted on the inside of the lid), with electric light bulb. The first patent on this optical lantern was taken in 1888 (www.luikerwaal.com); the Pettibone Mfg. Co. built several models: The Paranon, The Challange, The Pettibone, but The Champion was the most expensive). They were expressly destined for 'Lodge Room Work'.

Lucerna ID 2000156

Record created by and Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 March 2018

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