Thaumatrope Box Set
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A thaumatrope is a small card, held on opposite ends by pieces of string. An image is drawn on each side of the card, and is selected in such a way that when the card is spun, the two images appear to become superimposed.
This is a reproduction of a Thaumatrope set first published inParis in the 1880’s (Trompe L’Oeil). It includes twelve historical reproductions, two blank Thaumatropes for you to draw your own and a special historical Booklet; All packed in a nice box set. Box size 6½ x 41/8 x 1 inches (7 x 10.5 x 2.7 cm), shrinkwrapped.
Below are all the cards laid out with their box. The first picture shows one side of the Thaumatropes and the second picture shows the opposite sides of each Thaumatrope.
Video of some these Thaumatrope in action! It is hard to capture the effect of this device on camera, but this will give you an idea what it will look like: