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The Ideal (standard single lantern, Perry Mason & Co., c.1882)

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manufacturer: Perry Mason & Co.

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length 18 cm (7.1 inches); width 11 cm (4.3 inches); height 30 cm (11.8 inches)

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

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Round black American lantern with handles, with inscription on the front “Pat. Aug. 29.52”, with lens. The patent for the lantern was taken in August 1882 (according to David Robinson, Stephen Herbert, Richard Crangle (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern, Ripon (North Yorkshire): The Magic Lantern Society, 2001, p. 226).

Object number 32 in Robert Vrielynck, Collection Robert Vrielynck, self edition [Brugge 1998]. Current collection no. RV1_167 in Collection RV kept by the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA).

Lucerna ID 2000165

Record created by and Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 March 2018

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