A fantastic early animation device, the praxinoscope was invented in 1876 to improve on the image quality of the more well-known zoetrope. A paper strip of pictures is placed around the outer edge facing inwards, and when the praxinoscope is spun, simply look at the mirrors in the middle to trick your eye into seeing the images as animated. Our praxinoscope comes with eight different animation strips, all illustrated by the magnificent Bomo Art. The outside is decorated in their popular balloon design. An absolutely fascinating piece, equally interesting to history buffs, cinema enthusiasts, and all lovers of the curious. Comes in a beautiful balloon-decorated presentation box. Made in Hungary.
Boxed: 35 cm tall x 28 cm ØPraxinoscope: 32 cm tall x 27 cm Ø