Flicker books (2): windmill, illustration in original patent, cover and 1st pages missing; dancing skeleton. Linnett's patent.
Flicker book, made in England, c. 1868.
Flicker books have a series of slightly different images in each pages, when flicked through quickly, the pictures appear animated. Although Pierre-Hubert Desvignes is usually credited with inventing the flicker book, John Barnes Linnett of London was the first to patent a design. These flicker books with designs of a dancing skeleton and a windmill are made to Linnett’s patent.
- Object Number:
- flicker book
- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.