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Catalogue - Noakes & Norman, Projectors, circa 1897 Document Reg. No: ST 042924

Illustrated catalogue for Noakes and Norman, makers of lantern slide projectors, motion picture projectors and accessories. As well as apparatus for sale, it includes charges for the hire of lantern slides, magic lanterns and the provision of entire magic lantern shows.

This catalogue is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Paper catalogue with faded blue paper cover. Title page includes image of a triunial magic lantern. Catalogue gives description of apparatus and contains many images.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 240 mm (Height), 142 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: lantern slides, projectors
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: PHOTOGRAPHY
Secondary Classification: Image Viewing Equipment
Tertiary Classification: projectors
Inscriptions: Title: Noakes & Norman's/Illustrated Catalogue/of/Lanterns/Cinematographs/And Every Description of/Accessory Apparatus.
Distributor: Noakes & Norman, Greenwich, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1897
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990
  1. [Book], Stephen Herbert, Richard Crangle, David Robinson, Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern, The Magic Lantern Society, 2001, 2001, 210 Pages


Chris Posted on 13 Jun 2010 7:17 AM
Item 04924
I write on behalf of a friend who has ephemera of Noakes and is enquiring about the location and existence of a projector.

Any help would be appreciated
Discovery Centre Posted on 26 Jun 2010 12:25 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
We are not sure whether they are looking for a Noakes lantern, or just wanting to look at one. The Magic Lantern Society does have at least one on show at their website, at http://www.magiclantern.org.uk/
Lanterns do come up for auction at times and some of the auction houses show images online.

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