'Optimus' single lantern (standard single lantern, Perken, Son & Rayment, n.d.)

Type of hardwarestandard single lantern Optimus' single lantern
Woodcut illustration from The indispensable handbook..., 1888.
Related organisations

manufacturer: Perken, Son & Rayment

Nation of originEngland
Date of first manufactureunknown  (latest possible: 1888)


Original retail price1 13s 6d in 1888
(* = main subject)

Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), p. 21

“An extremely cheap instrument.”

Lucerna ID no. 2000117Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016