Two Fantascope discs by Edward Sang

Made:
1833 in Edinburgh
maker:
John Dunn
and
Forrester and Nichol

Two Fantascope discs designed by Edward Sang (published by Forrester & Nicol, Edinburgh and John Dunn (Edinburgh Optician)).

Forrester & Nichol of Edinburgh, a firm of engravers and lithographers - 'Drawings by Artists and Amateurs carefully Printed' - published a set entitled The Phenakistiscope or Magic Disc in the early autumn of 1833, in association with local optician John Dunn. Subjects included genre and natural history - a couple playing with their young child, a lifelike crawling beetle - and several mechanical animations designed by Scottish mathematician Edward Sang (1805-1890), best known for his logarithmic tables.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1934-141
type:
phenakistoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • toy - recreational artefact
  • optical toy
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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