Classic Praxinoscope


Praxinoscope is a beautiful reproduction of the incredible invention of Frenchman Emile Reynaud 🧐

This scientific toy with animated images also relies on the phenomenon of retinal persistence to make us believe that we see moving images.

The Praxinoscope was developed by Frenchman Emile Reynaud in 1877, who sought to overcome the shortcomings of the popular Zootrope. He eliminated the distortion in the vision of images caused by insufficient light passing through the small slits of the Zootrope and this improvement in image quality resulted in immediate popularity.

The strip is placed in front of the mirror, the drum is turned, and the movement of the images is perceived in the reflection of the mirror.

Includes 19 animated picture strips.

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