Filoscope. Lever operated flicker book, street scene, Westminster (R W Paul subject). Invented by Henry W Short; manufactured under licence from The British Mutoscope Company.
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.