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Part 2.
John Gilpin.

Set of 10 hand painted magic lantern slides.
They are mounted in mahogany frames measuring 7" x 4" (10 x 18 cm). The glass image measures 3 3/8" (8.5 cm) in diameter.


Ernst Plank (E.P.), Germany, produced a set of 12 long magic lantern slides that represent six well-known stories divided into two slides each (above). These are the two slides that deal with the story of John Gilpin.


The same images appear on a disc shaped glass slide, also made by Ernst Plank (left). The disc is 6 inches (150 mm) in diameter and has 8 circular coloured images.

A wonderful series of ten square magic lantern slides mounted in a wooden frame measuring 16.5 x 10 cm made by NEWTON of FLEET STREET LONDON, 'By Appointment to her Majesty Queen Victoria'.
A set of twelve square magic lantern slides.

Possibly the maker is Theobald & Co. England.
John Gilpin.
This time the story of John Gilpin is depicted on two long magic lantern slides that contain eight hand painted pictures. They are manufactured by Newton, London. There are stamped makers marks in the wooden frame. Each frame measures 35.5 cm long and 9 cm wide.
The History of John Gilpin.

Six hand-painted magic lantern slides in a wooden frame. The dimensions are 18 x 10 cm, the diameter of the glass slide is 8.2 cm.

The slides are numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. So no. 4 is missing and the complete series is probably larger. The manufacturer is Carpenter Westley.
Johnny Gilpin.
In this set of slides from an unknown manufacturer our hero is called "Johnny" again. The slides are square, 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
Eight images from this set correspond to slides from Butcher's set below.
1. John Gilpins spouse said. 2. Where they did all get in. 3. Three customers came in.
4. "The wine is left behind". 5. The snorting beast began to trot. 6. Away went that wig.
7. The dogs did bark. 8. "I came because your horse would come". 9. Whereat his horse did snort.
10. "And thus unto the youth" she said. 11. Six gentlemen upon the road. 12. And so he did, I won it too.
Eight images from the set above were used in part 610 of Butcher's famous Junior Lecturers' Series.

The slides were sold as a set of eight in a cardboard box.

Now let us sing, Long live the King,
And Gilpin, long live he;
And when he next doth ride abroad.
May I be there to see.
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