Steampunk Leather Top Hat with a Zoetrope Inside


R.R. Martin, maker of steampunk and Victorian-themed headgear, has the most impressive zoetrope hat I've ever seen, as well as the only one. He writes:

This is a leather top hat with an illuminated motorized praxinoscope. The praxinoscope was the next generation in moving picture technology after the zoetrope. It features six mirrored surfaces reflecting six images on a revolving cylinder that appear to move when the cylinder is set in motion. The switch in the bottom of the hat powers a battery operated motor that turns the cylinder and illumines two bulbs. 

Click on Continue reading to see a video of the zoetrope in action.

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