Item 2018.09.02.145 - GAF red and white view-master (Model G)

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GAF red and white view-master (Model G)

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  • [ca. 1965] (Manufacturing)
    General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : view master ; 1 photographic image : 14 three-dimensional colour transparencies on 1 reel ; 13 x 10 x 15

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Item is a handheld red and white plastic View-Master containing a promotional reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies sold through GAF. The 3D viewer was manufactured by GAF Corporation in Portland, Oregon, USA. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable. In 1939, General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF) merged with Agfa-Ansco, finally operating under Anitec until 1998. Item comes in original packaging. Written on object : GAF (Canada) Ltd. 70 Alexdon Rd. Drownsview On.

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Colours in reels have discolouration. View master is fully functioning.

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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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