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Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection


Kinetoscope, T. A. Edison, reproduction

Kinetoscope, T. A. Edison, reproduction

The kinetoscope was an individual film viewer invented by T. A. Edison and his assistant Dickson. It was unveiled in 1891 and first marketed in 1894. It was a wooden box 123 cm tall with a viewer on top that showed the moving pictures of a film continuously moving at a high speed inside the device. The films, which were 35 mm wide with perforations, 15 m long and had approximately 750 photograms, were mounted inside the device in the form of complex loops. The average viewing speed was between 30 and 40 images per second.


19. Edison

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