Meccano Chinese Lantern, exhibition model (~1928)

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Meccano Chinese Lantern, exhibition model (~1928)

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Arch Two , Area 72
Arch Two, Overhead

The Meccano Chinese lantern is an overhead exhibit, just inside the entrance to Arch Two.

It's a four-sided pre-War Chinese lantern made from Meccano, holding four backlit custom panels advertising Meccano and Hornby Trains.

It's a very, very rare piece originally created by Meccano as a promotional exhibition item, and as far as we know, only two were ever made.


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