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The Kinetoscope mechanism was driven by an electric motor.
The peephole version which is recognised as “The Kinetoscope” was ready in prototype form at the end of the Summer, 1892.
The film was transported round the Kinetoscope by an electrically driven sprocket wheel at the top of the box which engaged corresponding sprocket holes in the 35mm film.
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 See Banff! - a kinetoscope - 100 years later
The kinetoscope was a wooden cabinet with a film loop inside and a small viewing hood on top, made for one single user at a time.
The kinetoscope was the only way for the public to experience moving pictures, a situation lasting less than two years.
The kinetoscope became a transitionary symbol during a turbulent era in the media arts.
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 Kinetoscope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Instrumental to the birth of American movie culture, the Kinetoscope also had a major impact in Europe; its influence abroad was magnified by Edison's decision not to seek international patents on the device, facilitating numerous imitations of and improvements on the technology.
Despite extensive promotion, the Kinetoscope never made it to the Chicago fair, and the planned commercialization of the device was delayed for various reasons, including the bank panic of 1893, which led Edison to curtail many of his operations, and his renewed focus on iron ore work.
One of the new firms to enter the field was the Kinetoscope Exhibition Company; the firm's partners, brothers Otway and Grey Latham, Otway's friend Enoch Rector, and their employer, Samuel J. Tilden Jr., sought to combine the popularity of the Kinetoscope with that of prizefighting.
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 1894 in film
April 14 - The first commercial presentation of the Kinetoscope took place in the Holland Brothers' Kinetoscope Parlor at 1155 Broadway, New York City.
Thomas Edison experiments with synchronizing audio with film; the Kinetophone[?] is invented which loosely synchronizes a Kinetoscope image with a cylinder phonograph.
Kinetoscope viewing parlors begin to open in major cities.
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 Today in History: August 31
On August 31, 1897, Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetoscope, the forerunner of the motion-picture film projector.
By the 1897 patent date, however, both the camera (kinetograph) and the method of viewing films (kinetoscope) were on their way out.
The kinetoscope was soon replaced, however, by screen projectors which made it possible for more than one person to view the novel silent movies at a time.
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 History of Edison Motion Pictures
A prototype for the Kinetoscope was finally shown to a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubs on May 20, 1891.
A patent for the Kinetograph (the camera) and the Kinetoscope (the viewer) was filed on August 24, 1891.
The first public demonstration of the Kinetoscope was held at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences on May 9, 1893.
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 Tech Times
Kinetoscope's way of doing that is in a system it developed called Via, or Versatile Intelligent Agents, and unveiled this summer at the Java Internet Business Expo in New York.
Kinetoscope also markets Via to other software developers that want to incorporate Via's features in their programs.
Kinetoscope hopes Via will take it to the next level, with Scaff saying the company hopes to attract some investors so it can market Via more aggressively and effectively.
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 Kinetoscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Kinetoscope is an interactive video object that allows users to control the motion of a living, illustrated city.
From the outside, the Kinetoscope is a free-standing red booth with a curtained viewfinder and hand crank.
Kinetoscope is inspired by the moving picture machines of the late 19th-century.
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 Film History Before 1920
The Kinetoscope, the forerunner of the motion picture film projector (without sound), was finally patented on August 31, 1897 (Edison applied for the patent in 1891).
In early January 1894, The Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (aka Fred Ott's Sneeze) was one of the first series of short films made by Dickson for the Kinetoscope in Edison's Black Maria studio with fellow assistant Fred Ott.
Early spectators in Kinetoscope parlors were amazed by even the most mundane moving images in very short films (between 30 and 60 seconds) - an approaching train or a parade, women dancing, dogs terrorizing rats, and twisting contortionists.
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 Edison: The Invention of the Movies
A prototype viewing machine, the peep-hole kinetoscope, was developed and the fruits of this new system were first presented to the public at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences on May 9, 1893.
Edison's kinetoscope business declined rapidly after the spring of 1895 and had ceased to be profitable by the end of the year.
Although the large-sized kinetoscopes that could show a minute of motion pictures were controlled by the Lathams and the Kinetoscope Exhibiting Company, fight films were so popular that Raff & Gammon, who possessed the marketing rights to the kinetoscope in the US and Canada, made a five-round boxing match with 20-second rounds.
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 Edison Silent Movie Equipment
Soon Kinetoscope Parlors sprang up in many towns across the country, often as part of Phonograph Parlors that were already in operation.
In 1895 he sold a few Kinetoscopes with sound attachments, which played a record that was not synchronized through ear-tubes during the film.
The Home Kinetoscope used a small arc lamp and was also able to show miniature Magic Lantern slides that were printed with 10 images on each glass plate.
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 Edison's Kinetoscope and Its Films: A History to 1896 - Review Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television - Find ...
This book is the proverbial 'labor of love', written by a man who, over the past 50 years, has examined all the kinetoscopes and kinotephones known to exist in the world.
Millions of people flocked to kinetoscope 'parlours' in 1890s America and paid five cents a ticket for the privilege of standing at the machine and looking down through its viewer at a motion picture of approximately 30 seconds duration--the film being wound and run by so-called 'operators'.
Therefore, a great deal of the text is devoted to detailed information related to reostats, sprocket hole spacing, etc. and the technical differences between Edison's kinetoscopes and such well-known competitors as the indestructable coin-operated mutoscopes--that would go on to be a mainstay at penny arcades for decades into the 20th century.
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Realising that, a mistake on Edison's part meant there was no patent held on the Kinetoscope in England, Paul seized the opportunity and agreed to make several machines for the Greek gentlemen.
Paul successfully copied the Kinetoscope and made several machines which, after fulfilling his order with the Greeks, he sold to other showmen.
Needing a camera to produce films for his Kinetoscope copies, Paul turned to photographer Birt Acres who he had recently met and in February 1895 Acres had provided Paul with provisional designs for a moving picture camera.
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 Weird Words: Mutoscope
The single invention of throwing moving pictures on screen, variously known as the vitascope or kinetoscope, has added dozens of new words to the language within the last year or two.
Both the kinetoscope and the mutograph required the viewer to peer into a viewing slot while turning a handle.
The big problem with both the kinetoscope and the mutograph was that only one person could watch at a time.
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 MovieEditor Magazine - Nitrate Film - Playing with Fire!
The Kinetoscope was an arcade device developed by the Edison company.
Kinetoscopes were capable of holding up to sixty feet of motion picture film -- less than thirty seconds of viewing time.
By 1896, the Kinetoscope craze began to wane as motion picture projectors were being perfected on a global-scale.
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 Guide to Motion Picture Catalogs - The Edison Papers
[1] Edison's kinetoscope also reflected the inventor's determination to do "for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." He hoped to duplicate the commercial success of his phonograph, which was then attracting patrons who paid a nickel to hear a brief recording through a set of earphones.
At first, manufacturers of the kinetoscope believed that its individualized format for viewing, similar to that of the nickel-in-the-slot phonograph, would yield substantial, long-term income.
Edison's profits from the sale of kinetoscopes alone totaled $75,000 by March 1895,[6] but soon the demand for kinetoscopes receded and profits from machine sales vanished.
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 HistoryLink Essay: Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope -- forerunner to projected motion pictures -- is demonstrated in Seattle ...
Although viewed at the time as a mere novelty, today the Kinetoscope is recognized as the machine that first brought motion picture technology to the general public.
Although many inventors (in particular the Lumière brothers in France) were experimenting with motion photography in the 1880s and 1890s, Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope machine -- which debuted to the public in the spring of 1894 -- was the first built exclusively for presenting this new technology to the masses.
Often dubbed a “peep show” entertainment, the Kinetoscope was a large wooden box about four feet tall, with a small brass viewer on top.
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 Chapter 3.3:  A Cognitive Framework for Understanding the Invention Process
The drum cylinder Edison used in both the phonograph and the kinetoscope serves as an example: it became for Edison a standard solution to the problem of creating a smooth, continuous rotation.
To interrupt this rotation to allow pictures to be shown in his kinetoscope, he used another mechanical representation: a double-acting pawl he had developed for use in stock tickers (Carlson, 1990).
The difference between a mental model and a mechanical representation is that the former is incomplete and represents a possible path to a solution, whereas the latter is embodied in a completed device that represents a solution to part of a problem.
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 PHSC:Beaverton Edison Projecting Kinetoscope '97
His December 2000 slide show amplified that article with a detailed history of the White family and how their Kinetoscope survived, plus a comparison of the projector with a similar model owned by George Eastman House in Rochester.
Members of the White family migrated to Hancock, Michigan in the 1880s when demand for copper from the area grew with the rollout of electrical distribution networks and telephone lines in the age of electricity.
The film was usually in the form of a fifty foot or shorter endless loop.
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 First Motion Picture Screening Shocks French Audience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Seeing the possibilities of this new invention, he gave his sons samples of the Kinetoscope film and encouraged them to take the idea a step further.
What makes the cinematograph more practical than Edison's Kinetoscope is that the cinematograph uses a claw-advancing mechanism to advance the film.
Before Edison's kinetoscope, there were several inventors and artists who experimented on the idea of moving pictures.
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 Movie Timeline: 1890 - 1899
Six large–capacity Kinetoscopes (able to handle up to 150 feet of film) are set up, each one showing one, one–minute round of "The Leonard–Cushing Fight" that the company had staged and filmed at Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, NJ.
The "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" is copyrighted as a photograph.
Using the newly discovered "Latham Loop" in their camera, the Lambda Company is able to film an eight minute prize fight between Young Griffo and Charles Barnett (4 rounds of a minute and a half each, with a minute rest between rounds) on one continuous reel of film without interruption.
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 Thomas Edison (   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Kinetoscope works by turning a handle and the film goes picture after picture until it makes a motion.
In building the Kinetoscope Edison had the help from William Dickerson.
Edison believed it was his mother’s confidence in his creativity to become a great inventor.
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 Why Do Online Comics by Iain Hamp | Comixpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Edison's kinetoscope reflected the inventor's determination to do “for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.” He hoped to duplicate the commercial success of his phonograph, which was then attracting patrons who paid a nickel to hear a brief recording through a set of earphones.
The Kinetoscope ultimately became America’s first commercially successful motion picture exhibitor, charging a nickel a time for the ability to look through a viewer and watch a series of images on a loop go by.
With the Kinetoscope, each machine was $250, so even if Edison and Co. were willing to sell them to private individuals, there wouldn't be a whole lot of takers in that day who could have afforded the price of one.
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