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Arch Four, Misc.
The "MUTOSCOPE", manufactured by the Mutoscope Reel Company of New York in 1921, for the Palace Pier, Brighton.
ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SLOT MACHINES, BRIGHTON
The Mutoscope Company was one of many companies who, at the turn of the century were trying to improve on making "movies". Their Mutoscope was so successful that they gave up the movie idea and concentrated on these machines. The original purpose of the Mutoscope was to show interesting "films" of events, newsreels and stunt shows (like "Mechanical Maniacs") in the parlour of your own home.
Insert a 10p coin to operate.