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Filoscope Magazine Flip Book, by Henry W. Short, London, c.1900

Inventory Number: 27761
Object Type:
Persons: Henry William Short (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1900
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1973-22/3
Brief Description: A Filoscope containing a flip book with 150 photographic images. The cover of the Flip Book is damaged and only the letters “JECT” are legible.

The Filoscope is a small hand-held flip book viewer, made from tin plate, which uses an iron lever to flip through the pages of the book. The visual effect is the same as that of the classic flip book, where the sequence of images on the pages becomes animated due to the persistence of vision. The sequence of images in this book shows train arriving at a busy station platform.
Primary Inscriptions: “The Filoscope - Patented in Great Britain, France, Germany, & United States - Inventor & Patentee - Henry W. Short – London - Made in England - 73-22/3 – Reg.d” “Manufactured by Licence from - The British Mutoscope & Biograph CO.LTD.”
Provenance: Presented by Professor Oliver R. Gurney in 1973.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Tin plate
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 55 23 mm


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