Are there any other surviving examples of British wooden mutoscopes like the one below? I don't think I've seen another.
It was in the window of an antique shop in Camden Passages in the 1990s. They told me the London Science Museum had expressed an interest in acquiring it. Evidently they couldn't afford it so I had to stump up the cash myself! Or was that just sales patter? Actually I bought it a few years later and directly from the owner (Nic Costa) at rather less than the original asking price. He attributed it to Bio-Automatics Ltd. of London, and dated it around 1905. Your article suggests it might be a little earlier. Was the British Mutoscope & Biograph Company AKA Bio-Automatics Ltd.?