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Praxinoscope optical instrument

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Optical toy invented in 1877 by the Frenchman Emile Reynaud. With 50 different animations

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PRAXINOSCOPE OPTICAL INSTRUMENT

The praxinoscope is an optical instrument similar to the zoetrope but somewhat more evolved, since in the praxinoscope the slots are replaced by a ring of mirrors, usually in the shape of a dodecahedron. It was invented by Émile Reynaud in 1877.

Over the years, Emile Reynaud increased the performance of his optical instrument, creating the lamp praxinoscope and the theater praxinoscope.

The first one included a candle, since at that time electricity had not yet been implemented, so if you wanted to enjoy the winter nights of the praxinoscope, it was necessary to be able to illuminate the scene directly and what better than a candle just above the drum.

FUNCTIONING

As each mirror reflects one of the drawings that make up the animated strip that we will place attached to the wall of the aforementioned drum, the viewer who looks over the edge of the cylinder, when rotating the device, will see, thanks to the persistence of the retina, move a single complete figure, the one located right in front of him.

The invention received an honorable mention at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878. All our models are recreations of those originals.

OUR PRAXINOSCOPES

In its artisanal manufacture we only use components similar to those used then (cardboard, wood, metal, rejecting plastic in its composition, with the only exception of the mirrors, which for child safety reasons cannot be made of glass, the rest of the product It faithfully corresponds to the praxinoscopes of the time.

It is provided with 45 different animations, some of which are reproductions of those that accompanied the first praxinoscopes manufactured by Emile Reynaud, and is presented in a cardboard box illustrated with drawings from the time.

It is the perfect gift for, for example, movie lovers or for those good illustrators who, following the pattern, are encouraged to create their own animations.

MODELS

We have three models within the same format

-Scenes. The decorative band is illustrated with scenes from the 19th century.

-Tales. Decorated with illustrations from stories by the Green brothers

-In metal.  Plated in old brass.

 

Measures:

Height: 21cm

Drum diameter: 20 cm.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxinoscope

 

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 0,4 × 0,3 × 0,2 cm
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