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Antique Magic Lantern, the “Ideal Magic Lantern” from the Perry Mason Company Circa 1880 and an Amazing Slide Collection (OTH10545)
Perry Mason Ideal Magic Lantern circa 1880 with printed slides! The original owner was Authur Read and you can learn more about him in the notes below!

Background:
This Type of Slide Projector known as a Magic Lantern was apart of a premium prize option from the Youths Companion magazine produced by the Perry Mason Company of Boston Massachusetts. One of the first to first companies to effectively utilize the device of awarding products to subscribers for renewals of subscriptions. This magic lantern is comprised of a Black canister with two wire holders located on the back of the lantern with the patent stenciled above the lens reading “ Pat. Aug. 29. 82” The lamp knob reads “Venus Pat. Dec. 10. 62”

Condition:
The exterior body of the lanterns shows some ware especially on the foot of the lantern. The lettering is slightly faded. The lens is in perfect condition along with the lamp which still has the original wick.

Serial No. Unknown

Accessories:
-This magic lantern comes in its original packaging with the original black and white slides.
-The original booklet catalog of additional Magic Lantern Slides from the Youths Companion
Press.
-Colored slides purchased at the Quiri and Wilkie store in Amsterdam NY with an accompanying
store poster.
-Panoramic slides from the Ernst Plank Company as apart of their “Tales with Text” made for the Magic Lantern come in their original wooden boxes.

Metal: Formed Tin
Price: 169.00

Cool Notes!
This magic Lantern was originally owned by Arthur Reid circa 1900. He purchased additional colored slides at the Clothing and Furnishing store: Quiri and Wilkie in 1903 as indicated by his writing in pencil on the exterior of one of the slide cases. Census Records indicate that there was an Arthur Reid living in NY who was born in 1878 and lived in the city of Amsterdam.

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