Dr. Lorenzo James Marcy 1819-1896 invented the Marcy Sciopticon. It was a Magic Lantern, for entertainment, to show slides of a sort. Lorenzo Marcy's company was in Philadelphia, office at 304 Chestnut Street, but he was born in the ancestral Marcy home of Woodstock, CT. His father was Dr. Lorenzo Marcy 1794-1875, who was the practising M.D. on Woodstock Hill for 50 years.Dr. Marcy was known for his clear diagnosis, and in a time of herioc treatment, would more often allow nature to do her best job first. Dr. Marcy's parents were Alfred Marcy who married Becky Perrin. Alfred's twin sister Lydia married Capt. David Perrin, Becky's brother. These twins were the children of Capt. Nathaniel Marcy and his wife Hannah Grosvenor. Capt. Nathaniel Marcy was the commander of 40 men at Bunker Hill, as well as other places. His father was Capt. Joe Marcy, the fourth son of John and Sarah Marcy. Dr. L. J. Marcy was an optician, and due to his success, he began experiments with optic equipment. His Magic Lanterns were very popular and made for many years. He made an Oil Light Sciopticon and a Lime-Light version. Each had their own advantages for a variety of slides and effects.Dr. Marcy wrote a short interesting history of the Marcy family and it is to him we are indebted for the preservation of some Marcy family legend. He and his wife left no children.