Kinetoscope

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kinetoscope

 

a device used to view a rapid succession of still photographs, creating the impression of movement in the photographed objects.

The first model of the Kinetoscope was proposed by the American inventor T. Edison in 1891 and was demonstrated in April 1894 in New York. The Kinetoscope was one of the fore-runners of cinematography.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(20) However, when the circuit signed on with Kinetograph in 1905, it contracted with an exchange that provided only film distribution with theatres responsible for their own projection (though a projector would also have been provided with the first reel of films).
and Antonia Dickson's amusingly florid 1895 History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph, the first history of the cinema, I was reminded that, contrary to popular belief, the earliest experiments in film integrated image and sound.
The visual acuity of the kinetograph that Marcel has craved thus gives way to a form of perceptual failure in the execution of the kiss itself, and the would-be scientific spirit lapses into a numbing sexual naivety.
(12) 'Danced the Serpentine: a fin-de-siecle canine before the Kinetograph', Newark Daily Advertiser, October 18 , 1894, 3.