Super Antique Magic Lantern Projector & Case By J Wrench London Made For Sale
MAGIC LANTERN PROJECTOR & Case Manufactured by J Wrench & Son, London.
This is avery nice looking lantern with a Russian steel lamphouseand case, anda lacquered brass telescopiclens holder assembly. The lenscan beextended uponseveralplain friction tubes with fine focus adjustment by rack & pinion.There is also an adjustable front support whichmay bea later addition.The lens coveris engraved :Rd No 230577 6in ESTABLISHED 1816 "TRADE MARK"The trade mark is the Wrench propellor styleincorprating the letters J W Similar information is stamped on the back door with the addition of LONDON MADEJohn Wrench & Son were established in 1816 at Gray's Inn Road, London. The company manufactured optical items and were later involved with Cinematography. They amalgamated with Cinema Traders Ltd early in the 20th Century. Condition This is a cosmetically SUPERB lantern with the majority of the original finishesintact and just minor signs of age and use. There area fewsmall rust spots to the lamphouse and there is some light surface rust to parts of the case.Both the condenserand the projection lens appear to be very good. Overall the lantern appears to havebeen little used and carefully stored.A fairly modern electric illuminant is available if required but it weighs 2 kilograms and is therefore expensive to ship overseas. Ask for details. There is no slide changer included.
Case Dimensions 18.0" x 10.0" x 6.0" 455mm x 255mm x 155mmApprox Weight Lantern & Case 6.0 kgs
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Super Antique Magic Lantern Projector & Case By J Wrench London Made: $238