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’.

As exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. The small newspaper clip below the print reads: ‘EGYPTIAN HALL, PICCADILLY. The greatest Wonder of the Animal Kingdom, the MISSOURI LEVIATHAN, 16 feet high, and 30 feet long, tusks from point to point, 21 feet, is now Exhibiting at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly; together with a large variety of Remains of Antediluvian Animals, as the Mastodon, Retracaulodon, Orectiroterium, &c. Mr. Koch, the discoverer, is generally present, to give explanations to visitors. Admission, One Shilling.’ 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’.