Susan Silver Antiques

Susan Silver Antiques
755 North Main Street, Route 7
PO Box 621
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Phone: (413) 229-8169
Fax: (413) 229-9069
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Small Brass "Magic Lantern" Lens

Small round brass “magic lantern” lens. It’s great to use on your desk as either a beautiful object or as a paperweight.

The magic lantern was the earliest form of slide projector that  used pictures—paintings, prints or photographs, one or more lenses and a light source. The name “magic lantern” comes from the experience of the early audiences who saw devils and angels mysteriously appear on the wall, as if by magic. It was mostly developed in the 17th century and commonly used for entertainment purposes. It was in wide use from the 18th century until the mid-20th century.

  • England Circa 1890
  • Height: 1.25" | Diameter: 3.25"
  • Item #6838
  • Price: $225
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