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Vitascope Mechanical Model


Build a fully working projection machine with dynamo power.

They'll love it because:

  • The model actually works, playing a simple film in the dark
  • The pieces all slot together with no glue required
  • They can show off what they have made in a film show

If you love an old movie on a rainy afternoon, this is the model for you. A Vitascope that will play a reel of actual film!

Start by slotting the laser cut pieces of wood together - supplied with everything you need and really good instructions that will take you step by step. The model has a hand crank which will roll a real piece of film through the projector, creating a comedy sketch that will run and run. A dark room is required to show the film, and if you have other films from way back when, they can also be shown. A great building project and a view of the past which is an insight into a world that we may have forgotten.

The building project will take between 4-8 hours to complete and is clearly one for someone who has done some building previously. Recommended at 14+ , this might be the perfect present for an older child. Completely fascinating to watch. 

This video will give you an idea of the motion:

Who Is It For?

A complex model recommended for 14+ which will take approximately 4 hours to build.

How To Play

All the pieces are laser cut and slot together with the film being used as a component. One film is provided with the machine.

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