Tri-unial magic lantern

Made:
1880 in England
maker:
W Butcher and Sons
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Tri-unial Magic Lantern
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Tri-unial Magic Lantern
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Goodwin Norton Triple lantern. Triunial lantern for 3 1/2 x 3 1/4" slides; lower two lenses missing, 2 mixing, one blowthrough oxyhydrogen limelight jets; star mixers; with hydrogen and oxygen gauges by Beard; previously catalogued as 1990-5036/259. Two lenses missing. Donated by daughter of maker.

This tri-unial lantern, used by the lanternist Charles Goodwin Norton, was possibly made by W Butcher & Sons. The projector is missing two of its three lenses , though it retains its oxyhydrogen limelight jets - two mixing, one blowthrough -, star mixers and hydrogen and oxygen gauges by Beard.

Tri-unial lantern made in 1880, possibly by W Butcher & Sons.

This lantern was used by the lanternist Charles Goodwin Norton, well-known for his spectacular lantern entertainments. Its three lenses enabled the lanternist to produce dissolving views and moving picture effects.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/8601
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron, mahogany (wood) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
magic lantern
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford