Magic Lantern Cane
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Magic Lantern Cane

Magic Lantern Cane

  • A rare magic lantern projector tops this fascinating walking stick
  • The magic lantern was an early form of image projector
  • This miniaturized version comes with transparent slides that project upon a surface
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Item No. 30-8405
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Essentially a miniature image projector, this incredibly rare walking stick is topped by a "magic lantern". A small torch within provides the backlighting as a slide with transparent images is slid into the device, with the resulting image being easily shown upon any flat surface. This early form of image projector was invented in the 17th century and was primarily used as a form of entertainment. Beginning in the later 19th century, small versions such as the specimen atop this cane were created as novelties. Charming, inventive and exceedingly rare, this system cane would make an amazing addition to any comprehensive cane collection.

Circa 1880

34" length
Magic Lantern handle: 5" wide x 2" deep
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Period: 19th Century
Type:System/Gadget Canes
Length:34 Inches
Width:5 Inches
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