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Praxinoscope Animation Toy - Medium | Brown Colourway


Praxinoscope Animation | Traditional Vintage Classic Victorian Toy

Brown colourway

The images are reflected in the central prism of mirrors as you spin the top.

The number of mirrors is 12 which is equal to the number illustrations, and the images are seen are reflected in the mirrors.
When the cylinder is turned manually, a rapid succession of images are reflected in the opposite mirror and seem to move.
The praxinoscope was patented by the Frenchman Emile Reynaud in 1877.

Colour: Brown colour way available

Material: Brown plastic ABS piece, case w/mirrors, 19 printed coloured paper strips. Classic decoration.

Size: Height: 19.5 cm Diameter 14.2cm Weight: 600g

This is a modern replica of a traditional Praxinoscope.

Just insert an animation strip, spin the drum and look in the mirrors. The pictures instantly spring to life!
Change the 19 included picture strips at will.

The included instruction booklet provides a history of this classic invention, explains how it works.

The Animated Strips are of the following:

  • Man running
  • Horse galloping
  • Lady looking in mirror
  • 2 seals playfully throwing ball to each other with their noses
  • Man rolling/head over heals
  • Male gymnast
  • Enthusiastic male gymnast
  • 2 young girls dancing
  • Lady jumping over water bucket
  • Jack in a box
  • 2 men hammering
  • Tiger running
  • Lady and man dancing
  • Man juggling and rolling a barrel
  • Rocking horse
  • Ballerina
  • Circus act of man jumping through a circle
  • Man taking hat/head on and off
  • 2 kids jumping over each other

    Not suitable for children under 14 years. For use under adult supervision.


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