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Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on August 15, 2008, 09:35 AM:
I know that most of us have a strong interest in projectors; I was wondering if any of you have in your collection a Zoetrope?

For those of you who might not know what that is, it is a cylinder with slits in cut through the sides. There are drawings on the inside wall. When rotated, you peer in the slits to watch a brief animated cartoon sequence.
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on August 15, 2008, 03:22 PM:
My kids were given a simple toy Zoetrope a year or two ago. Haven't seen it out of the closet since.

The projectors, however, have been out a number of times...
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on August 15, 2008, 04:02 PM:
The "wheel of life" [Smile] Quite a few modern toy ones are advertised.The praxinascope is another interesting gadget.regards,Trev
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on August 15, 2008, 04:33 PM:
I would love to get hold of a Victorian Praxinoscope, they are great looking with all that wood and brass. But where can you get one?
Posted by Erwin Geeraerts (Member # 992) on August 15, 2008, 05:05 PM:
I love those old optical toys, but I haven't got one in my collection. I hope one day I get hold of a Praxinoscope Theatre, but Thaumatropes, Zoetropes or Phenakistiscopes are also fine [Smile]

You can buy beautiful replicas ( see: ) of these toys and they are affordable. The original ones however...
Posted by Erwin Geeraerts (Member # 992) on August 18, 2008, 01:57 PM:
For those who are interested.
There's a zoetrope for sale on Ebay Germany (475 euro buy now option)

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