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mutoscope

(ˈmjuːtəʊˌskəʊp)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an early form of a motion-picture device in which a series of photographs of an action sequence are viewed in quick succession, giving the impression of movement
2. (Film) an early form of a motion-picture device in which a series of photographs of an action sequence are viewed in quick succession, giving the impression of movement

mutoscope

an instrument for recording and reproducing the illusion of motion by means of a series of photographs.
See also: Instruments, Photography
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I bought this in London and it's called a Kinora," says Miknas a few minutes later, removing the early motion picture device from its glass cabinet and handing it to me.
Not far from the Kinora are a hand- ful of Mutoscopes.
It was a zoetrope, and shortly after I found a kinora in Berlin.
Another rarity in the collection is a Kinora, an early motion picture device which operated like a child's picture flip book to give the idea of motion.
A final 'magic moment' comes from a set of 1912 Kinora spools (the technology was analogous to that of What the Bader Saw machines): Cecil Sharp and George Butterworth dance 'Hey Boys Up Go We' with Maud and Helen Karpeles, and manage to bump into each other as they cross over.
From an 18th century Kinora - a motion picture for the home where a wheel is rotated by a handle and the pictures when viewed through a lens give the illusion of motion - to Praxinoscope, Zoetropes and other objects operating on similar principle demonstrate early attempts at animation.
Biograph, March 1898), an early Kinora film (exact date unknown), James
One hundred years ago the latest home entertainment technology was provided by Kinora Viewers.
MOVING IMAGES: A Kinora flicker book viewer sold for pounds 2,800 at Anthemion