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Victorian Era957 of 2362SF & Co Royal Scotia jug Old lamps
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    Posted 6 years ago

    betweenthe…
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    Does anyone have any idea what this is? At first I was thinking it was a box to view a magic lantern slide, but the hole seems too small. The dimensions are around 4 x 2.

    The engraved picture on the inside lid, in the second photo, looks to be some devilish character.

    I have no idea under which category this should be placed. I believe it's Victorian era, but please feel free to re-classify this.

    Any thoughts on this piece will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    1. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      A belated thank you, blunderbuss2 and aura.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      No idea...for a magic Trick? Something for those old wooden camera's?

      What is the mark on it in the second pic --> Looks like a Splashing fish or something??
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, SEAN68 and antiquerose. Antiquerose, I didn't think of it as being a fish, but you're right. It looks like some sort of sea creature. I thought of the camera idea, but I've still not been able to find anything remotely like it anywhere.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I was wondering IF this could have anything to do with these types of Camera ??

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/72480-my-big-camera?in=activity
    5. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      I was asked by @antiquerose if this might be a camera part. Though it looks somewhat like a plate holder or similar , it is not nor does it resemble something for use with an early camera or darkroom (i.e. a lens mounted filter holder). Regardless, it is interesting.
    6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, antiquerose and rniederman. Your comments and interest are greatly appreciated. It remains a mystery!
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, jscott0363.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you, bijoucaillouvintage.
    9. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, roddyq!
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you, officialfuel!
    11. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Trey and T.

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