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Double lantern (magic or optical lantern)

Type of hardware
Nation of origin
unknown
Date of first manufacture
unknown
Examples of this hardware
'Dissolving Euphaneron' lantern (double lantern, E.G. Wood, n.d.)
Laterna Magica (double lantern, Carpenter & Westley, c.1850)
'Pamphengos' double lantern (double lantern, W.C. Hughes, n.d.)
Related hardware
see also Biunial lantern (magic or optical lantern)
References
Tony Dugdale, Patricia Dugdale, Dennis Crompton and Paul Barnett, Convention exhibition centrefold in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 10
W.I. Chadwick and David Henry, The Dancer double lantern in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 19
Mike Smith, Pamphengos pair in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), pp. 7-9
Herman Bollaert and Ditmar Bollaert, Phantasmagoriae in NMLJ 2.3 (January 1983), pp. 9-11
Hermann Hecht, Some English magic lantern patents in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 4
Illustration in
Tony Dugdale, Patricia Dugdale, Dennis Crompton and Paul Barnett, Convention exhibition centrefold in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), 10
Notes
A 'double' lantern indicates a pair of lantern bodies arranged side by side with some kind of dissolving mechanism, as opposed to a 'biunial' lantern where two optical systems are arranged (usually, but not always, one above the other) in a single body.
Lucerna ID 2000016

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 August 2013

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