However, Claudet received excited about animating stereoscopic images and in November 1851 he claimed to have created a stereo viewer that showed people in movement. It might show a movement of two phases repetitively and Claudet worked on a digital camera that would record stereoscopic pairs for four completely different poses (patented in 1853). Although Claudet was not glad with the stereoscopic effect on this gadget, he believed the phantasm of movement was successful. When photography was introduced in 1839, long exposure times seemed to prohibit a combination with stroboscopic animation.
On 27 February 1860 Peter Hubert Desvignes obtained British patent no. 537 for 28 monocular and stereoscopic variations of cylindrical stroboscopic devices. This included a version that used an countless band of pictures running between two spools that was intermittently lit by an electrical spark. Desvignes’ Mimoscope, similar to Czermak’s Stereophoroskop, received an Honourable Mention “for ingenuity of building” … Read More