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Wilhelm Busch.  part 2.
 
Mr and Mrs Brown and the Mouse.
Die Maus oder die gestörte Nachtruhe.
Another story from Busch's Bilderbogen. A black and white set of 12 square magic lantern slides measuring 8.2 cm, made by the manufacturer Wrench & Son, England.
This set was also published in a coloured version.

Here you will find some other versions of this well known story.
 
The Elephant's Revenge.
Die Rache des Elephanten.
Theobald.
Set of 12 slides, 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
Primus Junior Lecturers' Series. Set # 509.
Set of 8 slides, 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
Hand painted. Maker unknown.
Set of 12 slides, 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
 
Newton & Co.
Set of 8 slides in a mahogany frame.




Two pairs of long magic lantern slides featuring the Elephant's Revenge story.


And a small cardboard box containing four long magic lantern slides with three pictures each. Manufacturer unknown.


This set was made by Newton & Co. as one of their 'Cheap Series'. A set of 8 slides in a mahogany frame.

The story 'The Elephant's Revenge' was published in a lot of versions by several manufacturers. You will find the story depicted at a circular, disc shaped slide made by Ernst Plank (E.P) at the item Disc Slides.
 

 
 
Der Bauer und das Kalb.
The Farmer and the Calf.


This set of slides tells the story through pictures of Mr. Hayseed and the problems he encounters while trying to get his calf away from it’s mother and to market.
He tries many methods to make the calf come with him, none of which work until he finally figures out a sure way to make it follow him.
He ties the cow's bell around his neck.


1.  Mr. Hayseed resolves to sell his calf.
2.  Removal from the mother attended with difficulties.
3.  He tries to coax it with a handful of grain.
4.  He endeavours to push it along.
5.  He tries another method and fails.
6.  He tries the effect of a thistle.
7.  He seizes him by the ear and tail.
8.  Becoming tired, he tries remonstrance.
9.  Regaining strength, he uses additional exertion.
10. He carries him on his back.
11. He gets tired, a new idea strikes him.
12. He ties the cow's bell around his neck, and the calf follows him.
This is a set of twelve 3 ¼” x 4” slides produced by T.H. McAllister, Manufacturing Optician, 49 Nassau Street, N.Y.

On the front on the right side is a white strip with THE FARMER AND THE CALF, followed by the title of that slide. On the other end is written, T.H. McAllister Co, 49 Nassau Street, N.Y. The slides are edged in black tape.
 
The Toothache - Der hohle Zahn.
Set of twelve magic lantern slides made by an unknown manufacturer. Possibly Walter Tyler.
Unfortunately no image available.
 
Another set of slides on Wilhelm Bush's story Der hohle Zahn. Just like the images of the slides above these images are also closely based on Busch's drawings but have been redrawn and provided with nice backgrounds.
This set was not complete but is made complete by joining slides from three sets. All slides are made by York & Son though there is a triangular label in one corner that says Wright & Co., possibly the retailer of the set.

1. Friend Grimshaw cannot eat his dinner from toothache. - 2. He is recommended to smoke. 3. He tries the cold-water cure.
4. He tries the hot stove. 5. He goes to bed and piles the bed and pillows upon him. 6. He calls on Professor Twister.
7. The Professor examines the offending tooth. 8. He proposes to extract it. 9. He has some difficulty in getting him to open his mouth.
10. He succeeds in extracting the tooth. 11. Grimshaw pays the Professor his fee. 12. He returns and eats a hearty meal with his better half.
The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete encyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 310:
“Grimshaw can't eat his dinner for toothache, and after trying various remedies calls on Professor Twister, for whom G. hesitates to open his mouth, but at last is induced to do so, is soon rendered comfortable, and at last eats up his dinner.”
 
The Ducks and the Frog.

Set of 12 square magic lantern slides made by Walter Tyler, England. The images are based on Wilhelm Busch's story 'Die beiden Enten und der Frosch' of 1861 (Münchener Bilderbogen Nr 325), but have been redrawn for the slides.
'Sieh da, zwei Enten jung und schön, Die wollen an den Teich hingehn.', thats how Busch's story starts. A duck and drake quarrel over the swallowing of a frog, putting him to a variety of tortures. In the end the frog escapes where they can't follow, but where they do succeed in getting their heads stuck till a poulterer carries them off. The frog was laid up for three weeks, but now, thank goodness, he is able to smoke his pipe.
 
1 A Duck and a Drake diving for food. 2 The Duck has caught a Frog. 3 The Drake wants a share of it.
4 The Frog has a hard time of it. 5 The Drake is prevented from swallowing it. 6 The Ducks throttling each other.
7 The Frog leaps into a pump trough. 8 The Frog gets away from the Ducks. 9 The Frog goes into a drain.
10 The Ducks cannot get through the grating. 11 The Cook comes by and kills the Ducks. 12 The Frog getting over his troubles.
   
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