London, South Kensington
10 September 2015
A NORTH AMERICAN MUTOSCOPE REEL MACHINE, 'WHAT THE BUTLER MISSED'
The painted sheet iron drum containing flip-book cards operating by a brass handle and coin in the slot mechanism, applied discs reading 'INTERNATIONAL MUTOSCOPE REEL CO. NEW YORK.'
73 in. (186 cm.) high
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The Mutoscope first invented in 1894, was licensed to William Rabkin who started his own company, the International Mutoscope Reel Company, which manufactured new reels and also machines from 1926 until 1949.
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