Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rebuilding a "Graphoscope"

Hello! I have been preparing some exciting projects with a very talented artist called Hora van Eiken ,he creates most of his time stopmotion animations with The Hylas film , an underground collective of film makers based in Berlin . more pictures.

Graphoscope is an optical instrument for magnifying engravings, photographs, etc .It was patented on 1st February 1864 in England by Charles John Rowsell. This apparatus enhanced the viewing of photos and text through a single large magnifying glass. They were often built with elaborate decoration in a wooden frame, and you could collapse them into a compact rectangular form for storage or transportation. In the 19th century, parlors of many French and English homes featured a table with optical toys such as stereoviewer, stereoscope or graphoscope.