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Phenakistiscope Disc, by T. Mc Lean, England, Mid 19th Century

preview image for Phenakistiscope Disc, by T. Mc Lean, England, Mid 19th Century
Inventory Number: 13322
Object Type:
Persons: T. Mc Lean (Publisher)
Date Created: Mid 19th Century
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: A Phenakistiscope disc containing a sequence of images for animation. The disc has equally-spaced, thin radial slits and a hole at the centre for a vertical holder. When the disc is placed on its holder and rotated in front of a mirror, viewing through the slits reveals a motion image in the mirror.

The 10-slit disc shows a woman on a swing, with a servant pushing her.
Primary Inscriptions: “Pubd by T. Mc Lean Haymarket”
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
243 mm

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Phenakistiscope Disc, by T. Mc Lean, England, Mid 19th Century

preview image for Phenakistiscope Disc, by T. Mc Lean, England, Mid 19th Century
Inventory Number: 13322
Object Type:
Persons: T. Mc Lean (Publisher)
Date Created: Mid 19th Century
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: A Phenakistiscope disc containing a sequence of images for animation. The disc has equally-spaced, thin radial slits and a hole at the centre for a vertical holder. When the disc is placed on its holder and rotated in front of a mirror, viewing through the slits reveals a motion image in the mirror.

On the disc, with 10 slits, is a man with a hatchet and a green dragon with a red ball. In the centre of the disc there are a man and a woman on a swing.
Primary Inscriptions: “The Bogle - “Published by Tho. Mc Lean Haymarket”
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
243 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 49913

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/13322