Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
Early tinplate magic lanterns from Nürnberg
This type of magic lantern (in German called Weißblechlaterne) was produced in a number of workshops in Nuremberg from around 1780 to around 1870.
Probably the smallest model of the Rose workshop. For magic lantern slides up to a height of 35 mm.
The only known tinplate lantern made of brass. Recorded in dealer catalogues between 1809 and 1825.
Active 1827 - c. 1868 (magic lanterns 1827 - c 1850th) . The lens of the magic lantern is not original.
Magic lantern with retractable handle.
"Verbesserte Laterna magica". The unadorned black lacquered housing is an indication that the lantern was intended for export to England.