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movies on the magic lantern
Cinematograph made by Johann Falk, Germany.
A small metal shield with the J.F. trademark is fitted to the front.

Below an almost similar cinematograph made by J.F. with a somewhat different side door  and a pressed trademark in the top of the front.
 
J.F./B.W.
Another cinematograph made by Johann Falk (J.F.). The company established a close cooperation with Bing Werke (B.W.) in the 1920s, producing some magic lanterns and cinematographs with a combined J.F. and B.W. trade mark (see 3rd photo). The cinematograph is packed in a cardboard box provided with a label (see 4th photo).
Measures 19 cm high, 24 cm long. The wooden accessory is probably a product of home handcrafts and can be removed.

 


 
Cinematograph made by Ernst Plank, c. 1900.
Mounted on a wooden base plate complete with the objective carrier and the projection lens.


The cinematograph is packed in a wooden case. The lit is provided with a colourful label.

38 cm x 24 cm x 14 cm.

 

J.F./B.W.

The company of Johann Falk joined forces in the 1920s with the Gebrüder Bing, at which a number of products were provided with a combined JF and BW trademark. This cinematograph also carries this combined trademark on the front, above the slide/ film holder. The top of the lamp housing can be lifted to replace the electric lamp.
 
   
J.F./B.W.

This cinematograph was also produced in the 1920s by the German magic lantern manufacturer Johann Falk in a close cooperation with Bing Werke (see the combined J.F. and B.W. trademark).

 
 
J.F./B.W.

Cinematograph made by Bing Werke, Bavaria, Germany. The B.W. trademark is pressed in the tin of the upwards shifting back door. First photo shows the cinematograph as a normal magic lantern, the second one shows it with mounted film holders (unfortunately wrong mounted for not in line with the film transport). 
 
Ernst Plank (E.P.)

Large cinematograph with a small metal plate on the lamp housing with the E.P trademark. Film transport by means of a Maltese cross. Upper sprocket drive by using a chain; drive lower film reel by means of a metal string. Two large film reels with a diameter of 11 cm. The rotating shutter is placed in front of the projection lens. A socket for an electric light bulb is fitted in the hinged rear wall.

Size of the lantern approximately 30 cm high including the chimney; 42 cm including the film reel. Total width with handle and flywheel 21 cm. Total length including film reel and lamp fitting 50 cm.

 


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