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Toupie fantoche optical instrument

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Optical instrument invented by Emile Reynaud in 1881, with eight illustrations from the time that, when rotated, produce the sensation of movement

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THE FANTOCHE TOUPIE OPTICAL INSTRUMENT

The toupie fantoche optical instrument was patented by the Frenchman Emile Reynaud in 1881 and was a simplification of the praxinoscope that he had invented a few years before and which in turn had been an evolution of the original zoetrope invented by George Horner in 1834.

It consists of a trunk of a pyramid whose walls are covered by four mirrors. The body rotates around an axis incorporated in a wooden handle. At its top it has a device on which to house the discs with the illustrations. By rotating it, the images reflected in the mirrors, thanks to retinal persistence, are transformed into a single moving image.

Only two original copies are known to have survived in the world, one of which is in the Gerona Film Museum.

It consists of eight different discs that reproduce as many illustrations from the time.

It is accompanied by a small brochure with the history of the toupie and the optical toys that were, in short, the precursors of current cinema.

We serve this instrument in two modalities:

With handle:

Measures:

Height: 12.5cm

Width: 9.5cm

With wooden base:

Height: 16cm

Width: 9.5cm

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

 

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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 0,15 × 0,15 × 0,2 cm
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The toupie fantoche optical instrument was patented by the Frenchman Emile Reynaud in 1881 and was a simplification of the praxinoscope that he had invented a few years before and which in turn had been an evolution of the original zoetrope invented by George Horner in 1834.Toupie fantoche optical instrument
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