London, South Kensington
10 May 2002
New Pamphengos lantern pair
W. C. Hughes, London; comprising a pair of wood-body magic lanterns, each with lacquered-brass fittings, black-Japanned metal lamphouse top, a pair of W. C. Hughes lacquered-brass mounted projection lenses, side-opening lamphouse doors, a W. C. Hughes patent Pamphengos spirit burner, reflector and chimney, the lanterns' exterior with label W. C. HUGHES, PATENTEE, BREWSTER HOUSE, MORTIMER RD, KINGSLAND, LONDON, N; a pair of wood single slide changers, metal spirit canisister, funnel, spare wick, lamp glasses and gauze panels, lacquered-brass lantern securing screws; all contained within maker's fitted wood box, the lid with paper labels Directions...The Pamphengos Lamp and Directions for the New Pamphengos, lantern securing screw holes and side-mounted carrying handles
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An exceptionally fine magic lantern set. Largely wrapped for storage in parts of the Daily Telegraph for 1903. The wood box acted as a projection box with support for both the lanterns in use with screw holes for securing them.
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