Item 2018.09.02.158 - Sawyer's View Master 3D viewer (Model C)

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Sawyer's View Master 3D viewer (Model C)

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2018.09.02.158

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  • [between 1946 and 1955] (Manufacturing)
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    Sawyer's Inc.
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    Portland (OR)

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2 pieces of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscopic viewer and light attachment ; 1 photographic image : 14 three-dimensional black and white transparencies on 1 reel ; 10 x 15 x 11 cm

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(1882-1940)

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(1892-1963)

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(1865-1909)

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Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master 3D viewer manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. The light attachment bulb came as a later edition for the View-Master Model C. Attachment was screwed onto viewer with push down red button that switches bulb on and off. Item also comes with 1 reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm black and white transparencies of World War 2 battle scenes.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg.US.PAT.OFF. U.S. Pat. 2189.285. Can.PAT.406893 Brit.PAT.538492 Other PAT. PEND. Made in U.S.A. Portland-ORE.

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Working condition View-Master unknown.

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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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