Subjects ranged from dancing jesters, cellists, and circus performers to abstract patterns. The last phase of the movement joined up with the first phase, so the motion was repeated continually.
Later versions had separate shutter disc and picture disc on the same spindle. The viewer looked through the slots in the revolving shutter at the sequence pictures: no mirror was necessary. The toy was marketed in England in 1831, and quickly became popular under a variety of names in many countries.
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