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Slide set: Blob the spider: or, adventures of Rosywing, the beautiful fairy (story: Newton & Co., 6-7 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set
Other related organisation

in stock of Newton & Co., 1888-1912 (item ref. PZ / 8PZ)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): MURRAY, C.O.  (1842-1923)

Reading or song

‘Blob the spider’ in Merry elves (1874)

Related slide sets

possibly same as Blob the spider (story: Henry W. Taunt, 6 slides, in/before 1889)

see generic title Blob the spider (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


The 1899 Newton slide catalogue lists slides 1-6 and uses the telegraphic code 'PZ'. The 1909 and 1913 catalogues add an 'Introductory Slide' [i.e. a set title] numbered 0, and use the code '8PZ'.

The change of code may simply be to distinguish the 7-slide version from the original, or may indicate two different versions of the set (e.g. adoption of another maker's version as Newton's principal stock item). 

Lucerna ID  3005205

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 April 2021

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