Item 2018.09.02.085 - Revolving stereoscope viewer (J.W. Cadwell)

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Revolving stereoscope viewer (J.W. Cadwell)

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  • [ca.1874] (Manufacturing)
    Cadwell, J.W.

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1 piece of photographic equipment : stereoscope ; 122 photographic images : stereograph cards ; 27 x 20 x 25 cm

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This item is a revolving stereoscope in the shape of an orb. Item comes in a circle wooden case, two knobs that switch stereographs and a metal belt designed to hold stereographs. Wooden viewer is adjustable to user's vision. This item was intended to be a parlour ornament and contains 122 stereographs of landscapes, portraits and landmarks all sized 8 by 12 inches. Inside cover is a label explaining how to use this stereoscope from manufacturer.

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Good condition

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Collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018


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