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"I shall not desribe the variety of curious illusion which can be produced by this new method. I leave to the imagination of persons who would try these experiences the care to find out the most interesting." J.A. Plateau... he was describing this amazing toy from the early 1830's.  A slotted disc with a sequence of animated images, spun on a handle before a mirror. You look through the slots into the spinning image's reflection and see...MAGIC... of the earliest animated images in history. Included are a set of 3 discs, wooden handle, a do-it-yourself flipbook with animation booklet, a blank phenkistascope disc for you to draw and some history about this fascinating toy!  

Phenakistascope kit

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