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Projector - Magic Lantern, Toy, Germany, circa 1890s-1910s Reg. No: HT 6392
- Children's toy magic lantern projector, designed for domestic use with miniature glass slides. Unknown manufacturer, but probably made in Germany. Similar in design to a Max Danhorn model of about 1895.
The Max Danhorn was established in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1872, Bing Werke became shareholders in the firm in 1921.
While the invention of the magic lantern is generally seen to be in the 17th century, its greatest popularity as an optical projector spans the late 18th Century to the early decades of the 20th Century. It was used both as a means of entertainment and education.
- Black (and brass) lacquered lamp house, polished brass bell-shaped lamp base, roof and chimney. The lantern is mounted on a wooden base and the object has some decorative embellishment.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Anderson Collection
|Dimensions:||322 mm (Height), 87 mm (Width), 183 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||toys, projectors, magic lanterns, lantern projectors|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Image Viewing Equipment|
|Tertiary Classification:||lantern projectors|
|Place & Date Manufactured:||Germany, circa 1890s-1910s
The design suggests that this ornate miniature lantern was probably produced by one of the well-known Numerberg toy lantern manufacturers.