French and American lanterns
A wide variety of styles exist of which the below is only a small representative sample.
Reproduced by kind permission from the 2003 Christie's of London auction catalogue of the John Finney Collection of Magic Lanterns.
Riche Lanterns, polychrome, Lapierre, France
Carré Lantern, Lapierre, France
Magic Lantern, French, jappaned metal
Le Vitagraphe Biunial Lantern, Clément & Gilmer, Paris
Slide projector, Homemade?
Great National No. 1 Stereopticon No. 6041
Victor Stereopticons, Victor Animatograph Co. Davenport, Iowa USA
Victor Portable Stereopticon Model 2 No. 20403
Portable lantern, T.H. McAllister, New York