​Kaleidoscope – Observer of beautiful forms

Kaleidoscope – small cylinder displaying varying patterns and colours when the user looks inside.

The word ‘kaleidoscope’ dates back to 1817 and combined three Greek words ‘kalos’ meaning ‘beautiful’, ‘eidos’ meaning ‘shape’ and ‘scope’ meaning ‘to see’, the word ‘kaleidoscope’ means literally ‘observer of beautiful forms’, a name coined by the devices inventor David Brewster.

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