Eccaleobion exhibited in 1842 at 121 Pall-Mall and then at the Egyptian Hall

Extraordinary novelty! Exhibition of the Eccaleobion whereby life in countless thousands of animal beings from a wren to an eagle is produced by machinery! According to a handwritten note on the handout, the exhibition moved from Pall-Mall to the Egyptian Hall in May 1842.
At the bottom of the large sheet of paper there is a handwritten note ‘An Exhibition of Egg Hatching by Steam was shown at the Egyptian Hall Piccadilly in 1824 by the Inventor J.H. Barlow.’
This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.


Size Print of machine: 190 x 125mm. Publicity handout: 145 x 240mm.
Date 1842
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Ref no N1994 Ep.EH48