Miscellaneous - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Rainbow Top

Louis Marx Co. Ltd.

London

England

Image of Rainbow Top

Four wheels each having red, yellow and blue sectors rotate, each opposite wheel rotates in the opposite direction. The top is wound by a pulley cord.

The spinning top shows colour fusion. (The operation is not all it could be.)

Cards

Image of Cards

A set of 18 cards each showing two different images, when viewed in a stereoscope the two images merge together. Marked Printed in Germany.

These are possibly for testing binocular vision.

Cinderella Panorama Book

Image of Cinderella Panorama Book

Pop-up book having six scenes. Turning the page causes a new scene to unfold, the book was intended to be used as a theatre, 1930s. Published by Collins.

Dux Kino

Model MM

c. 1935

Markes & Co.

Germany

Image of Dux Kino

Projector for 35 mm film strips, the strips are moved by sprocket wheel and are in continuous motion. There are two sets of lenses and bulbs, the bulbs illuminate the picture strip alternately. Clockwork mechanism with battery power for the bulbs.

The Dux is a child's projector using 35 mm film strips. It has, though, similarities to earlier animation devices. In order to utilise a short length of film each scene comprises two images showing a different phase of motion (e.g. a galloping horse with its legs in different positions), the two images are arranged one above the other and are illuminated alternately and repeatedly until the next scene appears.

Camera Obscura

Camera Lucida

Claude Glass

Artist's Filters

Silhouette

Zograscope

Illusion

Multiple Images

Transformation

Panorama

Shadow Puppets

Lithophane

Multi-Faceted Lens

Kaleidoscope

Peep Egg

Zoetrope

Praxinoscope

Flip Books

Miscellaneous