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Slide set: The fatal sausage machine (story: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1891)

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Slide 1
A gentleman of scientific turn, / The wonder of his friends desired to earn
Slide 2
While from the little aperture below / The finished sausage soon begins to flow
Slide 3
And while they wait, they chat with interest keen, / Upon the merits of the new machine
Slide 4
That when the three at last chance to look round, / Their friend half through the sausage mill is found
Slide 5
They rush with eager steps to extricate -- / Too late, alas! -- their friend from his sad fate;
Slide 6
Their senses seem to have quite flown away, / Or surely they'd have tried the works to stay
Slide 7
'Twould puzzle me their misery to paint, / But mercifully all the three now faint
Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 56)

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drawing / painting / print
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Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘The fatal sausage machine’ in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

Related slide set

see also Schmidt brothers and the sausage machine (story: Riley Brothers, 7 slides, 1908)


7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002110

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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