W Butcher magic lantern

Made:
1900 in London
maker:
W Butcher and Sons

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Magic Lantern by W Butcher
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

W Butcher magic lantern in metal case. For 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch slides. 12 inch equiv. projection lens, held in focusing mount by locking screw. Rack and pinion focusing, flasher. Three draw lens barrel. Circular sprung gate, screw adjusted. Double condenser. WIth two wooden push-pull slide carriers, one with slide raising device. Has a Triumph ES electric lamp fitting with adjustable parabolic mirror and 500w lamp which has been separately catalogues as 1990-5036/7177.

Magic lantern by W Butcher and Son, made in England in 1900.

For 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch slides. 12 inch equiv. projection lens, held in focusing mount by locking screw. Rack and pinion focusing, flasher. Three draw lens barrel. Circular sprung gate, screw adjusted. Double condenser. WIth two wooden push-pull slide carriers, one with slide raising device. Has a Triumph ES electric lamp fitting with adjustable parabolic mirror and 500w lamp.

Firms such as W Butcher and Son, J H Steward and W C Hughes manufactured elaborate magic lanterns that were used by projectionists to give spectacular shows. Cheaper lanterns were also produced for home use and simple lanterns were made for children.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/4164
Materials:
glass, metal, wood
type:
magic lantern
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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