Producing Optical Illusions

John Barnes Linnett

Great Britain

1868

19" x 12"

 

A patent application by Linnett for the Kineograph, a forerunner of the flipbook.

 

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Effeuilloir mécanique pour cinématographe de poche

Painted tin

France

c. 1895

2 1/2" X 2 1/4" X 2 1/2"

 

Titled on the front Scenes Animēes and on the side Petit Biograph Parisien this little machine was produced by Léon Beaulieu. It comes with twelve flip books and can be inserted and viewed as one flicks the images through the edge on the front.

 

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Movie Scope

Paper

America

1916

8 1/2"x 2"

 

Five strips for the Movie Scope. The strips include. The Parade(6), Jungle Sports(1,2,4), and The Old Woman(8).

 

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Newspaper Movie Machine

Lithographed tin

America

1919

5" x 2" x 5"

 

A toy mutoscope. Each week you would cut newspaper strips(42 individual pieces) and insert in the machine to create a moving image which the machine was cranked and the images were looked at sequentially. Manufactured by the World Syndicate Co.

 

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Midgette Movies

America

1942

7 1/2" x 3" x 6 1/2"

 

A toy mutoscope, as well as a boxed set of additional flipbooks.

 

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