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Slide set: Watch him, Pincher (story: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1895)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with title
Slide 2
'Ho! ho! he bellowed out at last, I've got you now, my lad, quite fast
Slide 3
'Now watch him, Pincher, keep him there, and I will to the house repair'
Slide 4
The boy, to make the dog afraid, began an apple cannonade
Slide 5
The farmer reached the guarded tree, with face brimful of spiteful glee
Slide 6
And up and down the limb he worked, and now and then the rope he jerked
Slide 7
The farmer's most substantial weight seemed to have sealed the bulldog's fate
Slide 8
While there the farmer helpless lies, and brings his dame up with his cries
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1895-1914 (item ref. 821)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 261)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 362)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘Watch him, Pincher’ in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

People involved in slide production

WEEKS, Frank F.  (1845-1914) – creator of source image(s), all 8 slides


The slide titles in the 1901 Peter Feathers catalogue are different from those in the Bamforth catalogue, but appear to refer to the same images.

Weeks is identified as the creator of the source images by his 'FFW' monogram, which appears on Slide 1 (concealed on the handle of the whip at lower left). Many thanks to Derek Adams for pointing out this detail.


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001129

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 May 2024

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