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Slide set: Tumbling Monkey (toy: manufacturer unknown, 1 slide, n.d.)

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“Tumbling Monkey”: “The monkey slide. The mahogany frame measures 7' x 4.5' (18 x 11.4 cm). It's made in England in the 1890's.” “In the year 1891 two patents were submitted that are connected with the invention and development of fantoccini slides. The Englishman George Frederick Lutticke granted a patent for magic lantern slides using joined cut-out silhouette figures. Hardly a month later the British photographer William Cheffins took out a patent for lantern slides incorporating puppets, transparent jointed figures, operated by slender rods, so that they can be caused to move as in the action of walking, running, boxing fencing, gesticulating, or performing other movements.”

The German company Ed. Liesegang sold it under the title 'Der turnende Affe'.

Lucerna ID  3010220

Record created by and . Last updated 1 July 2018

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