Flicker books (2): windmill, illustration in original patent, cover and 1st pages missing; dancing skeleton. Linnett's patent.
Flicker book, made in England, c. 1868.
Flicker books have a series of slightly different images in each pages, when flicked through quickly, the pictures appear animated. Although Pierre-Hubert Desvignes is usually credited with inventing the flicker book, John Barnes Linnett of London was the first to patent a design. These flicker books with designs of a dancing skeleton and a windmill are made to Linnett’s patent.