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.

Physical Description

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.

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