grand parlour stereoscopes



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Revolving stereoscope viewer (J.W. Cadwell)

Item is a wooden tabletop revolving stereoscope. Handles on sides of the object turn a internal central axle built to rotate stereographs. Stereograph slots come with a clip that holds two stereographs back to back. Double viewer is hooded to control additional light and moves to adjust view.

Cadwell, J.W.

Revolving stereoscope viewer (J.W. Cadwell)

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.

Revolving stereoscope viewer (Alex Beckers)

Item is a mahogany table top viewer adorned with doric style pillars. Item has two binocular style viewers on opposing ends. The optical rear eyepiece allows for back to back slide mountings. Inside the object is a revolving metal belt that can be turned by the circular handle on the outside of the viewer. The revolving belt can hold a minimum of 30 stereographs. Within the viewer are 10 stereographs made of glass, tissue and paper with themes ranging from landmarks, landscapes, portraits, and interior decor. Written on item: Alex Beckers New York Patent April 7 1857; March 1 & 29 1859; April 12 1859; Dec. 12 1859.

Revolving stereoscope viewer (A. Mattey)

Item is a wooden tabletop stereoscope with binocular viewer made with 50 built in glass stereographs of landscapes from Quebec and Montreal, factories and vernacular photography. Top of the stereoscope can open for additional light. Inside the object is a revolving metal belt (patented by Alexander Beckers) holding the stereographs that can be turned by the circular handles on the outside of the viewer.

Written on object: 76/Unis-France Stereoscopes Mattey-Paris/3.