Rare ” ideal ” magic lantern
“Ideal” magic lantern by the Perry Mason Company, Boston, circa 1900, complete with burner and interior chimney and condenser.
Size: 23.8cm H X 12.0cm W X 20.0cm L (12.0cm diameter to base)
Manufacturer: Perry Mason & Co.
Place manufactured: USA
Introduction date: ca. 1882
Production date: 1882
Patent date: Aug. 29, 1882
Functional type: Magic lantern toy
Black canister lantern with two wire holders on back; stenciled above lens: “Pat. Aug. 19, ’82”. Conic chimney. Projectors were a premium for selling subscriptions for “The Youths Companion” magazine. Lamp knob: “Pat Dec. 10, ’67. Venus”.