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Marcy's Sciopticon (standard single lantern, L.J. Marcy, c.1870)

Type of hardware
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manufacturer: L.J. Marcy

owner: M HKA

Nation of origin
Date of first manufacture
c.1870
Dimensions

length 46 cm (18.1 inches); width 14 cm (5.5 inches); height 38 cm (15 inches)

(all dimensions are nominal; individual examples may have varied slightly from these values).

Material(s)
metal / wood
Production
unknown
Original retail price
unknown
Notes

Lantern with chimney flexible in height, the burner is marked “L.J. Marcy patented April 28 August 11 1868, July 1889”; according to Huhtamo this lantern could have been made by the brothers Middelstrass. Recalls the Gebrüder Mittelstrass / Woodbury lantern (“Sciopticon Projektor”, 1897) in Ernst Hrabalek, Laterna Magica. Zauberwelt und Faszination des optischen Spielzeugs. Keysersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1985, p. 40, only the wooden part between lens and lantern is missing with the Mittelstrass / Woodbury model.

Object number 412 in Robert Vrielynck, Collection Robert Vrielynck, self edition [Brugge 1998]. Current collection no. RV1_174 in Collection RV kept by the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA).

Lucerna ID 2000169

Record created by Sabine Lenk and Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 March 2018

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