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Thaumatrope Optical Toy

Thaumatrope Optical Toy

$ 16.00

The taumatrope is an optical instrument which was produced for the first time by John Ayrton Paris in England on 1824. His aim was to prove that retina is inclined to persist in a course of action or movement. It contains a disc with two different images in each side and two tied ropes. When pulling the ropes, both sides of the disc will come together in one image. The taumatrope was the precedent to other instruments like zootrope or praxinoscope, which are precursors of the cinema.

Our taumatrope consists in a pack with 10 differents discs, include booklet with history and instructions


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