Was the first optical toy to create a true sense of motion.
The Phenakistascope or spindle viewer was invented in 1831 by Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau and simultaneously in Vienna by Simon Stampfer who called his invention a stroboscope.
The Phenakistascope consists of a disc with 10-
Plateau realised that if he drew images which changed slightly each time showing a sequence of moves the brain would interpret this as a moving image.
He decided that in order to create a good sense of movement the eye needed to see
16 individual images or frames per second. Old silent films run at 16-
This is our own new version from June 2019 -
CONTENTS: Black wooden circular disc, 7 x patterns, 1 x blank (for you to design
your own), handle, motor housing, small wooden disc and Instructions. -
Place the black disc onto the motor spindle, then choose one of the picture and place it on top of the black disc and over the motor spindle, finally secure with small wooden disc .
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P29A £9 PRICE INCLUDES POSTAGE
* Please note prices are quoted for UK only please email for a quote for rest of the world