Thaumatrope
16€

Thaumatrope

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  • Reference:P-405
  • Brand:Antiquus

In 1676 the physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton unveiled research that for several years had been conducted to discover the additive synthesis of color and the persistence of vision. His famous disc was a demonstration of these principles. It was many years after that different scientists and researchers were extending this knowledge and so in 1760, Jean Antoine Nollet devised a top composed only for half of its profile, when turning it virtually is reproduced the complete figure. Years later, in 1825, based on this experiment, John Ayrton Paris invented the thaumatrope, consisting of a cardboard disc between 6 and 7 cm diameter, in which in each of its faces a complementary images between itself are drawn (the best known is the bird and the cage). Making them rotate quickly between the fingers by a thread or cord, both overlap, creating the optical illusion that the bird goes into the cage.

It is a curious, educational and dynamic game, which can also inspire our imagination to create new figures. You can also breaking the letters of a message and in doing so turn you can read the entire message.

Our game is composed of ten different disks, reproduction used during the nineteenth century and comes in a box circulate well suited to accommodate its contents.

Measures:

Disc diameter: 6,5 cm

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