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From first scientific toys that used animated images to modern movies, retinal persistence has been fundamental to fooling the mind into believing that a series of static images are in motion.
In1834, the English mathematician George Horner proposed a practical apparatus based on the phenakistoscope of Plateau and Stampfer (1830). It eliminated the need for a mirror and it enabled several people at the same time to view the moving pictures- an advance over the single spectator of the earlier toy.
One must turn the drum and then, by looking through the slots, will see the “images movement”.
With 20 animated strips to play.
Max height: 19cm / Diameter: 14.2cm
Mx. Hight: 7.68" / Diameter: 5.59"