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Slide set: Tuttlebury's latch key (comic: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1897)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A latch key is a most convenient article when it happens to be on the same side of the latch as you are
Slide 2
The Tuttlebury mansion was wrapped several inches thick in sleep as Tuttlebury strolled up the garden walk
Slide 3
Tuttlebury sat down on the step to think
Slide 4
He found it with his shin, just at the point where nature has put the least padding
Slide 5
He got his boot toe between the bars of the area grate
Slide 6
'Blowed if they haven't locked the back gate too'
Slide 7
The dog gave vent to one suppressed growl, and the left leg of Tuttlebury's trousers
Slide 8
Springing over the gate into the arms of a policeman
Slide 9
Beg pardon, sir, you've got to the wrong gate
Slide 10

no image available
Slide 11
Leaving Tuttlebury clinging to the fall-pipe
Slide 12
Tuttlebury sat on the sill to take off his boots
Slide 13
Mrs Tuttlebury heard him, and came to let him out
Slide 14
'We've been sleeping with the front door unlatched'
Other related organisation

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1897-1914 (item ref. 1013)

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

W. Carter Platts, ‘Tuttlebury's latch key’ in The Tuttlebury tales (1896)

People involved in slide production

WEEKS, Frank F.  (1845-1914) – creator of source image(s), all 14 slides


Weeks is identified as the artist because his 'FFW' or 'FTW' monogram appears on the title slide, in the lower panel of the door.


13 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002241

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 August 2023

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