Treasures of pre-cinema history
The magic lantern
The making of the magic lantern was in the 1870th in an irreversible transformation. The industrial revolution brought new production processes into the metal industry. The handmade magic lanterns made in small workshops run by families disappeared under the pressure of new founded factories using modern techniques for a mass production of the lantern. The output of magic lanterns reached such a great amount, that the making of hand coloured slides could not follow anymore the demand, as typically twelve slides were added in a box together with the magic lantern.
Active from 1873 to 1903 (magic lanterns c. 1895 to 1903)
Active from 1859 to c. 1875
Active from 1848 to c. 1875.
The family business was founded in 1921 by Carl Puhlfürst in the city of Chemnitz. After WW II, the business moved to Nürnberg. Only in 2001 the business was deleted from the Nürnberg commercial register.
Königlicher sächsischer Hoflieferant. Carl Plaul owned an amateur-photography store ("Amateur-Photographie") at Wallstrasse 25 in Dresden. The business was founded in 1886 and existed at least until 1914
Unknown workshop, probably from a workshop of a circle smith founded in 1715. Nuremberg, Bavaria?