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Slide set: The masher and the hat full of stones (story: Bamforth & Co., 3 slides, 1883-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Three boys resolve to have a lark with the approaching masher; they put a large stone into an old hat and leave it on the pavement
Slide 2
The masher decides to kick the hat into the road. 'Excellent chance to show off my football skill'
Slide 3
The masher kicks the hat and nearly smashes his toes.- Delight of the boys- N. B.- He decides to let old hats alone in the future
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 106)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1883, latest possible 1888)

The illustrated slides are not in the typical Bamforth style of labelling and mounting; they may have been remounted privately at some stage, or could possibly be a 'pirate' copy made by another maker from the Bamforth originals.


3 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000454

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 May 2024

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