from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for enabling persons to converge the optical axes of the eyes, or to look cross-eyed, and thereby observe certain phenomena of binocular vision.


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  • Relying on sheets stretched from one end of the cloister to the other, Robertson mounted his "fantascope," a large magic lantern that was able to slide back and forth on

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  • Music hall marvels such as levitating men and exotic conjurors are captured in antique posters, while parlour games include an early Victorian "fantascope" a kind of fan, embellished with a spiral of monster faces that make a gruesome whirlpool when spun.

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