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Antique Edwardian Kinora Monochrome Motion Picture Viewer & Reels c.1905 Working

Antique Edwardian Kinora Monochrome Motion Picture Viewer & Reels c.1905 Working

Regular price £1,899.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £1,899.00 GBP
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Antique Edwardian Kinora Monochrome Motion Picture Viewer & Reels c.1905 Working

Circa 1905 

An example of a very sought after early cinematography collectable. 
The Kinora was invented in the late 19th century by French brothers Auguste & Louis Lumiere before selling the rights to 
The British Mutoscope & Biograph Company in 1898. It then took around four year for it to be created and marketed in the UK for sale in the early part of the 20th century. 

The reels are made up of 100's of individual still images and essentially works just like a 'flip book'. 
A reel is loaded on to the viewer and a handle is spun around turning the reel of images. 
A small piece of metal sticks our that creates just enough separation between the images to allow chance for your eyes to see each image for a split second which in turn creates the illusion of one constant moving cinema movie! 

The two reels included in this sale are numbered 4243 & 4402. 
One showing what appears to be fireman at a village fete and the other of a skiing / sledging holiday. 

A great item - A must for any collector. 

Oak base size 
30cm X 12.5cm 

Condition - Good working order. 
There would I believe have been a little swinging catch that is missing that would help hold the reel in place but it still works fine without it. 
One reel box. 
Some rust that could easily be cleaned away. 

Item No. 6106 

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