Lumiere Kinora with eight picture reels, including a box containing six.
Invented by the Lumiere Company in France in 1897, the Kinora only came into widespread use when they were reintroduced in the early 20th century. These home viewers came in a variety of styles but were all based on the flip book principle: by turning a handle the reel revolved causing the pictures to flip over against a static peg; the moving pictures were viewed through an eyepiece. Kinora reels were derived from a variety of cinema films, though a camera was available for making home movies.
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overall (inc. handle): 290 x 300 x 165 mm
cardboard case: 22 x 125 mm
- kinora viewer
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
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