The thaumatrope is an optical instrument that was produced for the first time by John Ayrton Paris in England. His aim was to prove that the retina is inclined to persist in a course of action or movement.
It contains a disc with two different images on each side and two tied ropes. When pulling the ropes, both sides of the disc will come together in one image.
The thaumatrope was the precedent to other instruments like zoetrope or praxinoscope, which are precursors of the cinemascope.
One piece's dimensions: 6,5 cm.
Box dimensions: 9 x 10 x 5,1 cm.
Materials: wood, fabric.
Box: wood, paper, metal constructions.
Instructions for use and care are included.