The toupie fantoche was an optical toy patented by Emile Reynaud in 1881 and was a simplification of the praxinoscope that he had invented a few years earlier. It consists of a truncated pyramid whose walls are covered by four mirrors. The body turns around an axis built into a wooden handle . At its peak it has a device on which to place the disks with artwork. To rotate it, the images reflected in the mirrors, thanks to the persistence of vision, they become a single moving image.
Only two original copies are preserved in the world, of which one is in the Museum of Cinema in Girona.
It consists of eight different discs that reproduce many other illustrations of the time.
It is accompanied by a small booklet with the history of toupie and optical toys.
This instrument is served in two ways:
Height: 12.5 cm
width: 9.5 cm
With wooden base:
Height: 16 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
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