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[Note 625.1] Gas was first used to light London church clock-dials in 1827

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867 p372

[Note 625.2] Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to its Sights, (1844) says that The Diorama, in Park Square, Regent's Park, long an object of wonder and delight in Paris, was first opened in London, Septem-ber 29, 1823. This is a very extraordinary and beautiful exhibition; it consists of two pictures that are alternately brought into view by a very ingenious mechanical contrivance; the interior resembling a theatre, consisting of one tier of boxes and a pit, being made to revolve upon a centre with the spectators, thus gradually with-draws one picture and introduces the other to the view. A judicious introduction of the light, and other contrivances, give increased effect to pictures beautifully painted, which, by a concentration of talent, completes an illusion that with perfect justice may be pro-nounced "the acme of art".

[Note 625.3] in 1826 Gurney constructed a carriage about 20feet long that would accommodate six inside and fifteen outside passengers. Which he ran in London

Refernce: Fletcher, William History and Development of Steam Locomotion on Common Roads (London, E & FN Spon, 1891) pp98-99


[Note 625.4] The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 11 p258 1828 printed the following engraving


and reported that  "The diorama view is one of extraordinary pictorial beauty. It is taken from the entry of the principal street, [of Unterseen] on arriving from Interlachen, and extends in the direction of the Jungfrau, which rises in huge embattled pride at the termination of the view"



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