A Kinora monochrome motion picture viewer on folding dark oak base. Circa 1905.
Marked: THE KINORA REGISTERED TRADE MARK PATENTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BOND'S LTD 138, NEW BOND ST. W.
With Hamley's of Regent Street retailers label: HAMLEY'S 200 & 202, REGENT ST. W.
Base: 28.5 x 12.5 cm. (Height: 26.5 cm).
For a similar viewer see: Science Museum Group Collection: The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford.
Literature: The Kinora: Motion Pictures for the Home, 1896-1914. by Barry Alan Anthony, 1996. ISBN-10: Pages: 36 & 38.
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.