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By aid of the dioscope, an ingenious instrument brought for the first time tdO public notice during the Parisian Elbe- ® trical Congress, patrons of the are reluctant to leave their firesides ariclQ' temporarily revolutionise all their dp* mestic arrangements in order to attsndrfj theatrical performances in.' henceforth be enabled to see as'WeUq**’’® hear their favorite operatic and t

g,.artists without stirring a yard from home. The apparatus consists of a am^l .“objective” lens, fixqd dp in! a commandirifg the ‘stage of no matter what theatre/ and connected by an electric wire with a diminutive white c ;'glass plate, which may be framed ahd set in the panel of a private drawing.L’ jxjom, however distant from the play- ' .’house in question. Total darkness • having been obtained in the room fur- - nished with a dioscope, a perfect pic- ;; ture of the. stage, its scenery, actors, ; and so forth, faithful in color and absoV. lately reproducing the whole performance, will become visible upon the surface of the glass plate. Supplemented by a telephone communicating e with the theatre, the dioscope will therefore enable its owner to spend his evening at the opera in dressing-gown and slippers, if such be his ideal of comfort, seated in an easy chair, within hail of • his fait de pottle et bonnet de nuit.

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NO NEED TO GO TO THE THEATRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 511, 17 December 1881

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NO NEED TO GO TO THE THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 511, 17 December 1881

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