A rare model of a Kinora monochrome motion picture viewer on folding base. Light oak lens holder and base, with the circular Kinora badge.Circa 1905.
The Kinora was an early motion picture device, developed by the French inventors Auguste and Louis Lumière in 1895, and patented in February 1896. The British rights to the Kinora were bought by The British Mutoscope & Biograph Co. in 1898, but the machine was not marketed in the UK until 1902.
For a similar viewer see: Science Museum Group Collection: The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford.
Height: 25.5 cm - 10 in.
Literature: The Kinora: Motion Pictures for the Home, 1896-1914. by Barry Alan Anthony, 1996. Page: 38.