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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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