London, South Kensington
10 May 2002
Le Cinématographe Jouet
French; comprising a black cardboard box, winding handle, stone-weight and three animated-picture strips (bill poster, acrobats and a man in bed), in maker's box with printed instruction sheet to interior lid
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Georg Füsslin (1993), Optisches Spielzeug oder wie der Bilder laufen lernten, p. 111.
A similar toy was sold in Magic Lanterns, Optical Toys and Cameras, 25 November 1999, lot 43. This toy won a gold medal in 1902.
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