Kōrero: Arcade, computer and video games

Nineteenth-century mutoscope

Nineteenth-century mutoscope

Mutoscopes were early motion-picture machines. They did not project images onto a screen. Rather, the viewer looked into the machine through a lens and drove the film reel by turning a hand-crank on the front or side of the mutoscope. In the early 1900s there were coin-operated mutoscope parlours in New Zealand. In 2012 this fully operational 19th-century mutoscope was in the Time Cinema in Wellington.

Courtesy of Time Cinema

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Kerryn Pollock

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Courtesy of Time Cinema

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Arcade, computer and video games - Arcade games: 19th century to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39297/nineteenth-century-mutoscope (accessed 10 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013