The original Praxinoscope was invented by Emile Reynaud in 1877. The Praxinoscope replaces the Zoetrope's slits with angled mirrors placed in the center of the drum. Viewing the spinning animation reflecting off these circularly arranged mirrors brakes up the blur of color into an animation sequence. Viewing the images off mirrors, rather than through small slits provided a brighter clearer animation.
Reynaud improved his Praxinoscope’s performance further by adding a candle lamp atop the device to cast light on the animation, so the entertainment could last long into the evening. This replica of Reynaund’s Praxinoscope Lamp has been equipped with a warm soft electric light to recreate the look and feel of those magical Victorian nights.
This fine replica is handcrafted with solid wood and brass. And comes with 44 animation sequences including Reynaud’s original designs, and animations made by Eadward Muydbridge.
Size: Height: 17.75 inch Diameter: 7.75 inch (Height: 450 mm Diameter: 197 mm)
Comes equipped for both US and EU electric plugs.