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Zoetrope Animation Toy - Medium

£55.00

Zoetrope Animation | Traditional Vintage Classic Victorian Toy

Available in 2 colours: Black & Brown

The Zoetrope is an an animated vintage toy that was originally developed in 1830s.

The Zoetrope has recently been a major feature in the film, "The Woman In Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe. This is a modern replica of a traditional Zoetrope.

Zoetrope Animation seen in film The Woman In Black | Traditional Classic Toy | Brown Colour

The Zoetrope is an an animated vintage toy that was originally developed in 1830s.
The Zoetrope toy has recently been a major feature in the film, "The Woman In Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe.

This is a modern replica of a traditional Zoetrope.

Material: Matt brown plastic ABS piece, 20 printed colored paper strips.

Size: 19cm high x 14.2cm diameter

Colour: Brown with classic pattern as in photo

A Zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures.

Zeotrope is an Optical Classic Toy
Spinning Wheel with slots in
Includes 20 Zoetrope animation strips

The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.

Just insert an animation strip, spin the drum and look through the slots. The pictures instantly spring to life!
Change the 20 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 running
  • Lady looking in mirror
  • 2 seals throwing ball to each other with their nose
  • Big Fat man rolling/head over heals
  • Male Gymnast
  • Another 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
  • Dancing cartoon man

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

 



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