Paper discs and wood box with mirror and viewing handle
box:10 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 2", discs:9" diam.
Wonderful Ackermann set in wood box with Prof. Plateau designed discs. Box has original mirror and viewing handle.
Nouveau Jeu Magique
discs: 7" diam.
A boxed set with twelve discs and handle.
A boxed set of six discs published by Ackermann & Co.
The Stroboscope-No. 11/12
Disc: 11 1/2" diam.
One double-sided disc
Discs:9: diam., wood box 11" x 11" x 4"
Box and six discs.A very clever arrangement. The wooden box contaions a mirror on the inside lid. The discs(Ackermann) are set up at the front of the box and then the images are viewed in the mirror.
Alphonse Giroux et Cie
discs: 7" diam
An unboxed collection of twenty two discs.
THE LAUGHING AT US or MAGIC CIRCLE
Pub. G.S. Tregear
Discs: 10 1/2" diam.
A box set of six discs which the box cover declares were invented by "A Rum Joker"
Discs: 7" diam
A set of twelve discs contained with a handle in colorfully decorated box. Box lid demonstrates how the viewer doesn't need a mirror but uses the double disc handle to put a blank disc on one edge and an illustrated image on the other and then can view the motion by spinning the handle and looking through the blank, slotted disc.
The Magic Planisphere
Discs" 7 1/2" diam.
A boxed set of twelve discs, hand and instructions in German, French & Enlgish.
The Magic Wheel-Series No. 1
New York, America
Discs: 7" diam.
A boxed set of twelve discs. Bradburn published four different sets, each with the same cover and with different discs.
Discs: 4" diam
An adaptation of the phenakistascope, the Ludoscope requires no mirror. A plain slotted disc and the painted card were twirled together. The illusion of motion was created by viewing the designs on the card through the slotted disc.
9 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Six plates by Muybridge from his broader study, done with the University of Pennsylvania, on "Animal Locomotion". Muybridge had the Zoopraxiscope built as a projecting phenakistascope. He used these drawings, transfered to glass discs to be projected.
8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
This drawing which shows what seems to be a double handle for viewing phenakistascope discs may well have been the sketch for a cover design.
7" x 9"
A sketch and the subsequent cover for the Cannes International Film Festival of 1946