One of the Mutoscope coin-operated moving picture devices at the Musée Mécanique at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. As you turn the crank it flips through a stack of still photographs, like a mechanical flip book.
The Mutoscope's playback speed appears to be inconsistent in this video only because I was turning the crank at different speeds. I wanted to test the limits of the device.
It's a pretty racy video, I tell ya, with people actually kissing each other, but I have been assured it was approved by the New York censors.