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  Mutoscope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mutoscope worked on the same principle as the "flip book." The individual image frames were conventional fl-and-white, silver-based photographic prints on tough, flexible opaque cards.
Mutoscopes were originally manufactured from 1895 to 1909 by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, then license was granted by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company to the International Mutoscope Reel Company (a completely different organization) and manufactured from 1926 until 1949.
Mutoscopes were a popular feature of amusement arcades and pleasure piers until, in the UK, the introduction of decimal coinage in 1971 made the mechanisms obsolete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mutoscope   (694 words)

  
 EarlyCinema.com
Expanding on the flick-book principle, the Mutoscope contained a sequence of photographs which were arranged around the perimeter of a drum.
Casler had perfected a camera for the Mutoscope to produce films and was in operation by early June of 1895 with some of the first films, it is believed, taken by Dickson.
In November 1895 the Mutoscope was adapted with a mirror device, the result was projected motion pictures from a Mutoscope.
www.earlycinema.com /technology/mutoscope.html   (282 words)

  
 American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The company was started by nickelodeon producer William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, an inventor at Thomas Edison's laboratory who helped pioneer the technology of capturing moving images on film.
The firm manufactured and made films for the Mutoscope as a rival to Edison's Kinetoscope for individual "peep shows", making the company Edison's chief competitor in the nickelodeon market.
To avoid violating Edison's motion picture patents, Biograph cameras from 1895 onwards used a large-format film measuring 2-23/32 inches (68mm) wide, with an image area of 2 by 2-1/2 inches, instead of Edison's 35mm format.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biograph_Studios   (794 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Mutoscope
The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company was founded in 1895 in New York City and was the second-oldest movie production company in the United States.
What the Butler Saw was a very popular Mutoscope reel, and an early example of softcore pornography.
The Mutoscope worked on the same principle as the "flip book." The individual image frames were conventional fl-and-white, silver-based photographic prints on tough, flexible opaque cards.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mutoscope   (1257 words)

  
 Mutoscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mutoscope worked on the same principle as the "flip-book." The individual image frames were conventional fl-and-white, silver-based photographic prints on tough, flexible opaque cards.
A British firm called Mutoscope Manufacturers Extraordinaire still manufactures mutoscopes as a specialty item for "educational exhibitions, art galleries, and visitors centers;" one such installation at a wildlife reserve displays a time-lapse movie showing the tides coming in an out of a bay.
Mutoscope cards 5.25" x 3.25" cards, usually of "pin-up" material, published during the 1940s by the International Mutoscope Reel Company and other firms.
www.portaljuice.com /mutoscope.html   (587 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a Mutoscope Card with two pin-ups AND the pin-up print sheet to match one of the card pin-ups.
The Mutoscope card is marked in the lower left corner "Litho USA" and is a double card, with "Up in the Air" and "Cover-All Beauty".
We were fortunate enough to run across a large quanitity of these Mutoscope cards and prints, so stop by our shop and/or return to our catalog as we will be adding more to it as time permits.
home.mchsi.com /~boncly/hP0085.html   (231 words)

  
 EarlyCinema.com - A to Z
Their first motion picture machine was the Mutoscope - a peephole device followed by a projector - the Biograph.
Instead of using film, the Mutoscope used a flick-book principle where a sequence of photographs were mounted on a drum inside the cabinet.
The Mutoscope needed no electricity or special lighting and the playback of the film could be controlled by the handle.
www.earlycinema.com /atoz   (2708 words)

  
 Mutoscope Viewing Machine & Reels: GameRoomAntiques.com
The only mutoscope that the reels don't work are the very rare mutoscope where you view the images in a mirror.
Although there was no censorship board for mutoscope reels like there were for movies, the International Mutoscope Company made sure that the morality squads, which were in vogue in those days, would not attack the appropriateness of this type of entertainment.
The early mutoscopes were large cast iron cases that had the appearance of a clamshell and were referred to as "Clamshell Mutoscopes." Later models were sleeker and more modern in design.
gameroomantiques.com /MutoscopeReels.htm   (909 words)

  
 BIOGRAPH The oldest movie company in America Legal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American Mutoscope Company, Inc. was established December 21st, 1895, and incorporated in the state of New Jersey on December 30th, 1895.
The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Inc. claims ownership of intellectual properties, and is the copyright claimant of more than 3,600 films 2 two reel films and two features.
The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Inc. claims ownership to all trademarks/service marks of, and associated with the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Inc. from January 1st, 1896 to the present.
www.biographcompany.com /about_us/legal.html   (240 words)

  
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Sold numerous times to a variety of commercial concerns, the "Roosevelt" was abandoned to the elements on a mud flat in Cristobal, Panama in 1937, where she eventually rotted away.
The vessel is docked, the gangway is placed, and the immigrant passengers are seen coming up the gangway and onto the dock, where they cross in front of the camera.
Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming (originally eighty-seven acres, by 1939 the size of the island had increased to four hundred acres).
www.harpomarx.net /oldnewyorktextfile.txt   (7736 words)

  
 Collector buying old coin operated penny arcade games collecting, fortune tellers, gun rifle games, cranes, diggers
These early units are known as the "clam shell" Mutoscope, as the outside has a large clam shell cast into the side of the unit.
Mutoscope viewers are always popular and reproduction reels are still being made and can be used in the original picture viewers.
Lord's Prayer, International Mutoscope, 1950s (exact date unknown), a vendor good luck metal dispenser which gives the looks and sound it is making a engraved metal (but is actually just dispensing a pre-made token).
marvin3m.com /arcade   (13770 words)

  
 American Mutoscope, Mutoscope International Movie Viewer reels machine arcade peep show coin operated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The earliest versions of the Mutoscope movie viewer were made of wood in a very squarish looking box.
Mutoscope viewers are always popular and reproductions films are still being made and can be used in the original picture reel viewer machines.
But when Rabkins bought Mutoscope in 1926, he largely policed himself and didn't release movie reels with naked women (though many were close, but no cigar!) Rabkin did however play up the idea that the Mutoscope could be a peep show viewer, using very racy and spicy titles.
marvin3m.com /arcade/mutosc.htm   (969 words)

  
 The Poop on Peep Shows       Taking a Peep at Mutoscope Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mutoscope's popularity was so great that in just one location in New York City in 1903, the arcade took in over $100,000.
Mutoscope cards fall into the category of collectible pin-ups and were larger in size than the cards inside a mutoscope.
The Mutoscope sets range in value from the Glamour Girls (1940, 32 cards) and Artist Pinups Girls (1945, 64 cards), which are most common, through the All American Girls (33 cards, 1941), Yankee Doodle Girls (1942, 32 cards) and Hot 'Cha Girls (1945, 65 cards) to the Follies (1944, 32 cards), which are quite rare.
www.go-star.com /antiquing/mutoscope.htm   (1268 words)

  
 Jessica Boyle: Mutoscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Mutoscope, circa 1895, is much like the flip-book in creating the illusion of motion.
This technology allows a viewer to see a full sequence of events, in this case a horse race.
This type of early technology was usually found at fairs and penny arcades.
cmplab16.ucr.edu:16080 /video/2002/mutoscope   (46 words)

  
 "Billy" Bitzer films Stealing a Dinner
This short comedy was one of the first motion pictures filmed by Bitzer for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
The mutoscope was a peephole motion picture device run by hand.
The frames for the mutoscope were on cards (instead of film)-mounted on a rotating drum.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/progress/bitzer_3   (90 words)

  
 MOMI - MUTOSCOPE AND BIOGRAPH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The K.M.C.D. syndicate - comprising Koopman, Marvin, Casler and Dickson - became the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, major film producers, (and eventually 'Biograph', home of major stars such as Mary Pickford, and the director D. Griffith).
The peepshow mutoscope had short life as a major film distribution system, and was eventually relegated to cheap amusement arcades.
But even today, mutoscopes can occasionally be seen (using reels from the 1930s and later).
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /~s-herbert/muto.htm   (211 words)

  
 American Mutoscope, Mutoscope International Movie Viewer reels machine arcade peep show coin operated
Mutoscope also sold movie viewers with shorter stands and called them "kiddie" models, with special children movies.
Unfortunately the movie reels for the Selecto are smaller and "reversed" (the pictures would be backwards) compared to the standard Mutoscope movie reel.
As far as mutoscope movie reels go, the earlier movies were generally the more "spicy" variety, sometimes with topless women.
www.marvin3m.com /arcade/mutosc.htm   (969 words)

  
 Mutoscope Cards
Mutoscope cards were produced in the '40s and dispensed by vending machines for around two cents a pop.
The format was used for other subjects such as cheesecake photos, cars, sports and movie stars.
The Mutoscope sets range in value from the Glamour Girls and Artist Pinups, which are most common, to the Yankee Doodle Girls and Follies, which are quite rare.
www.mutoworld.com /cards.htm   (564 words)

  
 Mutoscope Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mutoscope Cards were bought from arcade machines during the 40's and 50's.
The cards are 3 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches in size and were made in the USA.
There are also Mutoscope Cards that were made from drawings.
cis.kvcc.edu /htmlstudents/saltzmanl/mutoscope.htm   (50 words)

  
 Mutoscope Zelda the Mysterious fortune teller Collector buys arcade games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Description: Zelda the Mysterious fortune teller, International Mutoscope, 4/55, often confused as a Mike Munves fortune teller, Zelda was actually made by Mutoscope.
When a coin is inserted, the overhead lights turn off, and Zelda's eyes turn on (powered by two small 7 watt 120 volt bulbs).
Zelda is similar to the 1954 Mutoscope Mystic Swami (the same basic cabinet and mechanism).
www.marvin3m.com /arcade/zelda.htm   (287 words)

  
 Rare Films of New York City 1896-1906 Vol 1 at USHistoricalArchive.com
SUMMARY This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner.
SUMMARY The film opens with a view of the steam ferryboat "William Myers," laden with passengers, approaching a dock at the Ellis Island Immigration Station.
SUMMARY The film shows a view which appears to be looking north on Broadway at the intersection of either Wall Street, in front of Trinity Church, or Vesey Street at St. Paul's Chapel.
www.ushistoricalarchive.com /cds/nyfilmsv1.html   (2635 words)

  
 Rare Films of New York City 1896-1906 Vol 2 at USHistoricalArchive.com
SUMMARY The view was taken from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge.
In the background is the white marble Washington Arch [0116], designed by Stanford White and completed in 1895 to commemorate the first inauguration of George Washington.
SUMMARY The film follows a group of approximately ten men who are suspended on the cable of a large crane atop a building under construction.
www.ushistoricalarchive.com /cds/nyfilmsv2.html   (2650 words)

  
 Mutoscope Information and Pin-Up History
In order to bring some context to the Mutoscope world, I'll give a sketchy review of "pin-ups" and information on selected pin-up artists.
Another arena that no 'respectable' artist would consider entering was the insatiable need for dramatic and titillating covers for the pulp magazines and paperback books of the 1950's.
It should be noted that several artists with direct Mutoscope connections, such as Moran and De Vorss, as well as Bergey and Driben, contributed to this astounding art.
www.mutoworld.com /other.htm   (1906 words)

  
 Pratie Place: My Little Mutoscope
It reminded me of a wonderful project I did with my dad when I was a kid: after we saw a mutoscope in a museum, we went home and built our own.
The mutoscope innards you see here are from a much more commercial model than the one we saw but it gives you an idea.
Some mutoscopes are hand-cranked but my dad helped me rig up a motor so mine would grind around on its own.
pratie.blogspot.com /2005/03/my-little-mutoscope.html   (711 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Mutoscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, Mutoscope; all previous versions may be viewed here.
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Mutoscope   (806 words)

  
 Jack and Beverly's Flip Books
This turn of the last century English viewer with a selection of flip book reels was an elegant parlor accessory and could view both commercially produced reels and amateur reels made with a special camera.
We know that the title of this reel is "Bag Punching by Sadie Leonard" and it was published by the Mutoscope Company in 1897.
The reel of the large flip book can be seen as it slips past a block that allows the frames to be seen one at a time.
brightbytes.com /collection/flipbooks.html   (498 words)

  
 ARCHIVES Archives -- April 1998, week 5 (#24)
The back is sealed with a fl heavy paper, upon which is a label for "American Mutoscope Co., New York." The collection is mounted on a board of horizontal rails from which each frame can be slid to the end of the row and off the board, which likely was constructed at the resort.
The condition of the metal is very good with no corrosion, but the images themselves exhibit all the tell-tale signs of incomplete fixing: rainbow sheen, white spots, yellowing and fading.
The Mutoscopes collected in an amusement park archive I once had the pleasure of working for were the old hand-crank moving-picture machines.
listserv.muohio.edu /SCRIPTS/WA.EXE?A2=ind9804e&L=archives&T=0&F=&S=&P=2644   (461 words)

  
 Bizarre Persistence of Vision - Page 1
Thomas Edison took the idea and in 1895 developed the Mutoscope, which was a sort of mechanized version of the flipbook.
The Mutoscope is based on the same principle, but the images are drawn on individual cards and are flipped mechanically.
This can be reproduced fairly simply, but the sequence won't be as long.
bizarrelabs.com /persist2.htm   (744 words)

  
 1903 Panorama From the Brooklyn Bridge
Panorama from the tower of Brooklyn Bridge / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company 1903.
Copyright: American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35636.
www.dualmoments.com /Panorama/1903brooklyn.htm   (249 words)

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