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Peter Pan

  • Object:

    Set of magic lantern slides

  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, manufactured)
    Germany (possibly, manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    W. Butcher and Sons Ltd (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Transfer printed glass; leather; card; paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 21 []

Physical description

Set of twenty-four colour transfer-printed glass lantern slides, contained within a 'Primus Compact Lantern Slide Box'. The box is of card, covered with leather. The glass slides are bound at their edges with grey paper, embossed to resemble leather. The slides show the story of Peter Pan.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, manufactured)
Germany (possibly, manufactured)


ca. 1905 (made)


W. Butcher and Sons Ltd (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Transfer printed glass; leather; card; paper


height: 8.25 cm, Width: 8.25 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum in 1966, purchased from WJ Sharman [66/1029].

Descriptive line

Boxed set of twenty-four lantern slides, 'Peter Pan', Primus, England, about 1905

Production Note

Primus was a trademark used after 1895 by London-based lantern and slide supplier W. Butcher and Son. Many of this company's products were purchased from German companies and sold under the Primus brand.


Glass; Leather; Paper


Transfer printing

Subjects depicted

Pirates; Boys; Ships; Crocodiles; Girls


Children's entertainment; Character merchandise; Optical toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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