Parlor Kinetoscope

American

c. 1897

10 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 4"

 

Patented by Thomas A. Edison and manufactured by the American Parlor Kinetoscope Company. Introduced three years after Edison opened his first Kinetoscope parlor, where patrons could view a short film in a peepshow like device, the parlor kinetoscope was intended to appeal to the burgeoning home entertainment market.

 

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