Identify this "scrolling picture" antique?
April 6, 2005 3:52 PM Subscribe
My mom and sister were going through an old trunk of my grandparent's and came across a curious antique which had a story told through pictures on a scroll. Help us find out what it is?
posted by robbie01 to Grab Bag (2 answers total)
Made of wood and measuring about 2 feet long, 1.5 feet wide and 3 inches deep (all approximations), the device used what my mom called a "church key" or two-pronged key which rotated a scroll in the device. The scroll told the story of Jesus in a series of old-style "paintings", with virtually no captions except at the beginning and end.
Does anyone know what this device is called? And, the obligatory antique question, is it worth anything considering it's in decent condition?