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Phenakistoscope science kit - animation toy

Price: £8.00
Product Details
This toy was one of the first optical toys to create a true sense of motion.

The Phenakistascope or spindle viewer was invented in 1831 by Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau and simultaneously in Vienna by Simon Stampfer who called his invention a stroboscope.

The Phenakistascope consists of a disc with 10-16 slots equally spaced around the edge. Between each slot is an image. The user spins the disc and looks through the moving slots at the disc's reflection in a mirror. The slots stop the images blurring together so that the user sees a rapid succession of separate images. When the images are identical the user will a stationary image. Scientist Michael Faraday had experimented with such a disc.

Our kit consists of a slotted wooden wheel with 7 patterns and a blank for you to design yout own images.
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All kits are checked before posting.

Items will be sent within approx 48 hours of receipt of the order. Free of Charge in th UK.

If any item are damaged we are happy to replace the item if the buyer returns the damaged item with 14 days (buyer to pay for return postage) on receipt I will be happy to replace it free of charge.
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