Short's Filoscope 'The Train'. Manufactured by The British Mutoscope & Biograph Co Ltd, Henry W Short (patentee/inventor), 1897.
Invented by Robert W Paul's (1869-1943) cameraman, Henry W Short, this was a small hand-held flip-book device, using a lever to flip over separate pictures to give the illusion of movement. Each filoscope contained a hundred or so frames reproduced from a professional film, many of them by Paul. They were marketed from 1897 onwards by the Anglo-French Filoscope Syndicate.