Ernst Plank, Catalog-Ausgabe, 1903, p. 87, 95.
Cameras and Photographic Equipment, 7 December 1989, lot. 17.
Magic Lanterns, Cameras and Optical Toys, 12 May 2000, lot 8A.
The hot-air powered Praxinoscope appears as no. 355 in Ernst Plank's 1903 catalogue, with the following description:
Heissluftmotor No. 334A in Verbindung mit Kinematofor, komplet auf starkes Brett montirt.....à Stük.
The praxinoscope appears with other hot-air powered toys, including an excavating machine and a ferris wheel, both of which are driven by an almost identical arrangement of pistons and pulleys. Plank produced other variants of this toy, including a hand-cranked model and a copy of Reynaud's 1879 Praxinoscope Theatre. The hot-air powered praxinoscope is the rarest of these.