Zoetrope

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

GUSN

GUSN-24188

Description

Zoetrope consisting of circular wooden stand onto which fits a circular card board viewer pierced w/ 13 lengthwise strips evenly spaced on side. Viewer rotates on iron pin. There are six polychrome printed and painted cartoons printed on both side. As viewer is spun, figures on cartoons appear to move. Cartoons labelled: C=Donneybrook fair; D=Old Dog tray and gymnast; E=John Jumper and kick her up; F=Chewing gum; G= Hash machine and jig dancer; H= Baseball and raining pitchforks.

Details

Descriptive Terms

zoetropes
cardboard
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Iron
Cardboard
Unidentified Paper
Carved
Transfer Printed
Painted
ZOETROPE

Inscription

Printed on bottom of base, bottom of viewer: ""THE ZOETROPE OR WHEEL OF LIFE/ MANUFACTURED SOLELY BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS./ DIRECTIONS FOR OPERATING/ THE ZOETROPE, OR WHEEL OF LIFE ... MILTON BRADLEY & CO, Sole Assigners of Patent, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. PATENTED APRIL 23D, 1867.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Milton Bradley Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Springfield, MA, USA

Object Type

Toy

Dimensions

7 (H), 11.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5071A-H

Places

Massachusetts (United States)