La Toupie fantoches is an optical toy invented by Emile Reyanaud in 1881. It´s a modification of his first invention: the praxinoscope. La Toupie fantoches consists of four triangulars mirrors that form a pyramid. In the vertex the discs are placed, in such a way every drawing stays opposite every mirror. When turning the drawing seemed to summon up life.
Eight discs are accompanying the instrument with illustrations of the time
Height: 160 mm
Width: 95 mm
Long: 95 mm