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Optical Toy : TROMPE-L’OEIL - Box set of 12 Thaumatropes

Optical Toy : TROMPE-L’OEIL - Box set of 12 Thaumatropes

Box of 12 Thaumatropes
(France / 1880’s)


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Box of 12 Thaumatropes (France / 1880’s)

"The scientific name of the game that we present, under the simple title of TROMPE-L’OEIL is THAUMATROPE.
It consits of a card that you rotate with your fingers using two pieces of string attached to either side of the card. On one side of the card is drawn half of a design or a word; on the other side, the other half. When you spin the card, the two halves are seen at the same time, and you distinctly see the design, or word, in its entirety".

Wattiliaux, Éditeur, Paris - 1880
(English translation : Andy VODA)

Quelques THAUMATROPES du coffret

There were a variety of designs included from package to package, which would include eight different cards. The editor has chosen twelve, plus has added a special historical booklet, which has instructions for drawing your own thaumatrope designs on the 2 blank cards that are also included.


Hard-bound box, including :

  • 12 color cards
  • 2 blank cards
  • special historical booklet (12 pages)



Le Thaumatrope


Le Thaumatrope
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