Ross 'Wheel of Life' magic lantern slide

Ross 'Wheel of Life' magic lantern slide (magic lantern slide) Ross 'Wheel of Life' magic lantern slide (magic lantern slide)

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The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Lantern slide with mica disc printed with 19 phases of running man and single slot shutter disc, both rotated by spring belt and pulley drives from single handle.

'Wheel of Life' magic lantern slide of a running man, made by Thomas Ross in England in the 1870s.

A handle turned both a transparent 13-picture disc and a counter-rotating shutter disc with 13 slots to give an illusion of movement on a screen, when projected by a magic lantern.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/7187
Materials:
wood (unidentified), plastic (unidentified), brass (copper, zinc alloy) and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall: 110 mm x 223 mm x 80 mm,
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford