Item 2018.09.02.110 - Talking View-Master gift pack (GAF)

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Talking View-Master gift pack (GAF)

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  • [ca.1969] (Manufacturing)
    General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : talking viewer master ; 7 photographic images : 7 reels of three-dimensional colour transparency ; 7 sound recordings : 7 record sound tracks ; 30 x 17 x 17 cm

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Item is a grey Talking View Master manufactured by GAF Corporation. 3D viewer comes with 7 reels of three-dimensional colour transparencies attached to 7 plastic soundtracks narrating the scenes. Reel themes range from famous landmarks to popular cartoon episodes. Item uses two "C" batteries that can be inserted into the bottom compartment of the view master. Reel is inserted on top of the object into the slot between the two lenses. Reel must be placed in with the "V" mark up and sound recording facing away from the user. Push down lever on the side of the object rotates the reel to the next image. When narration stops, the user must push down on the sound located of the object. Once pressed down and released will the prerecorded track change to the next. Item comes with original instructions, 2 ordering catalogues for new reels, and box. Instructions are also available on top of the object.

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Row 29, Bay 171, Shelf 1

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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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