phenakistoscope

A 19thC optical toy, also known as a magic disc or fantascope. Illustrated circular cards are fixed onto a disc with slits at intervals around its circumference. A handle is fixed to the centre of the disc, and the disc is spun. The user looks through the slits at a mirror where the image is reflected and appears to be moving.

Phenakistoscope

The phenakistoscope (also spelled phenakistiscope or phenakitiscope) was an early animation device that used a spinning disk of sequential images and the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. ==History== Although the principle behind the phenakistoscope had been recognized by the Greek mathematician Euclid and later in e...
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Phenakistoscope

• (n.) A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected upon a s...
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phenakistoscope

<instrument> A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc, in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected up...
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phenakistoscope

(from the article `animation`) ...were shown in fast succession, the human eye would perceive them as a continuous movement. One of the first commercially successful devices, ... ...for sound films). Before the invention of photography, a variety of optical toys exploited this effect by mounting successive phase drawings of ... [2 re...
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Phenakistoscope

Phen`a·kis'to·scope noun [ Greek ... a deceiver + -scope .] A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the persistence of the successive ...
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phenakistoscope

A handle is fixed to the centre of the disc, and the disc is spun. The user looks through the slits at a mirror where the image is reflected and appears to be moving.
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phenakistoscope

early cinematograph in which figures are viewed through a slit
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