Filoscope: Chirgwin The White Eyed Kaffir

Made:
c 1900 in London
maker:
Robert William Paul
and
Henry W Short

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Filoscope, lever operated flicker book - Chirgwin, 'The White-Eyed Kaffir' (R W Paul subject) of a man getting changed. Invented by Henry W Short. This is a portion of the film 'Chirgwin In His Humorous Business' made in 1896.

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.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/7189
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), paper (fibre product) and white metal (unknown)
type:
filoscope
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford