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.
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- furnishing and equipment
- toy - recreational artefact
- optical toy
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- image viewing equipment
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
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