Milton Bradley Zoetrope
The zoetrope is one of several animation toys that became popular in the 19th century as people explored ways to make moving pictures. Invented in 1834 by the english mathematician william george horner, the zoetrope appeared in the united states in 1867. Horner’s idea took the form of a drum with an open top into which was placed a strip of paper bearing a hand-drawn sequence of pictures.
When viewed through slots as the drum was spun, the images gave the illusion of movement. The vieuwer on a oak stand with paper label underneath and comes with 12 original plates, 38cm height and 30cm diam.