Treasures of pre-cinema history 

The magic lantern


Bernhard Köllisch, Nürnberg

Active from 1873 to 1903 (magic lanterns c. 1895 to 1903)

Johann Caspar Rosenbauer, Nürnberg

Active from 1848 to c. 1875.

C.P.C. Film, Chemnitz

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.

Carl Plaul, Dresden

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?