Replica Rudge Phantascope

1930 (1884) in Science Museum
Science Museum

Copy of Rudge phantoscope.

This Phantascope Lantern is an exact replica of the original now in the Musee de Cinema, Paris (Will Day Collection), made by the Science Museum workshops in 1930. Invented by John Arthur Roebuck Rudge (1837-1903) in 1882-1884, this projector showed seven magic lantern slides in quick succession to produce 'life-like effects'. The slides were carried in a ring around the lamphouse and moved by cranking the handle at the front. This also operated the shutter blades in front of the lens which closed to hide the slide changes and opened to project the slides once they were in position.


Object Number:
1930-483 Pt1
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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