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Maker(s):Optical Toys
Culture:American
Title:The Magic Wheel
Date Made:1992
Materials:paper; plastic; wood
Place Made:Vermont
Measurements:overall: 8 3/4 in x 8 5/16 in x 2 in; 22.2 cm x 21.1 cm x 5.1 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.083
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004
Museum Collection:  Hampshire College Art Gallery

Description:
This toy was first invented in 1832 by a man named Joseph Antoine Plateau. This item is a reproduction of the original magic wheel or "Phenakistascopes" and comes with instructions. The instructions are stored seperatly from the item, but the box also contains the instructions.

Tags:
toys; toys

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