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Phenakistiscope Disc, England, Mid 19th Century

preview image for Phenakistiscope Disc, England, Mid 19th Century
Inventory Number: 13326
Object Type:
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 20-slit disc shows a spiral made by monsters' faces.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
245 mm

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Image with multimedia irn 49917

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