Beale's Choreutoscope. UK, 1866-1880. Invented by Beale in 1866, this was a mechanism for the animated projection of drawings with a magic lantern based on the theory of persistence of vision. It included a glass plate with a drawings on a black ground mounted on a mechanism with a Maltese cross. This system made it possible to move the image forwards quickly, and was the same system that would be seen with the mouvement systems used for cinematography.