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Holmes stereoscope viewer

Item is a Holmes stereoscope with a detachable pedestal made to be a handheld stereoscope or standing stereoscope.Originally designed by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), the Holmes stereoscope became the prototype for all stereoscopes of the 19th century. His passion for stereoscope technological possibilities became a significant factor in their widespread distributionThis object was often used for entertainment or education. The sterescope was built with a sliding card holder and hood to protect eyes from additional light. Next, two nearly identical images would be mounted and placed in the holder in front of the viewer. Then the images would be looked at through the viewer and merge together to mimic a three-dimensional object. This image was often referred to as a stereograph.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Ultimate stickers (Star bright design)

Item contains anaglyph three-dimensional set of viewing glasses and six three-dimensional viewing stickers, manufactured by Star Bright Design. This item was designed and marketed as a novelty child's toy. The anaglyph three-dimensional effect is caused by using two different coloured filters, typically red and cyan, on lenses. The viewing stickers have the same two colours added to the image, however, the subjects of the stickers are captured at slightly different perspectives. Once viewed through the glasses, the images superimpose onto each other creating a three dimensional image.

Sawyer's 3D view master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Reel has 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Hollywood, California landmarks. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

View-Master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of famous landmarks in British Columbia, Canada. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

GAF View-Master

Item is a handheld plastic view master containing a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Old Covered Bridges, New England. It 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 and come with a variety of themes.

Electric view master stereoscope (model D)

Item is a brown handheld electric view master first manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Once pressed down the lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Unlike previous view masters, this view master comes with a built in back light attached to an electrical cord. Once turned on the back light illuminates transparencies on view. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel has 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of The Atlas of Human Anatomy, Head and Neck.

Pontioscope viewer

This item is an optical instrument designed to create larger three-dimensional experiences from a two-dimensional photograph. Item is made of wood and has two sets of lenses made to enlarge images. Lenses also create different effects: "day effect" caused by reflected light, and a"night effect" created from a transparency with light shining through it. Item folds down onto itself. The pontioscope was one of many optical instruments designed by Carlo Ponti (1823-1893). Ponti also made and distributed stereoviews of Italian cities and reproductions of art. In 1866, Ponti became the official photographer to the king of Italy. Eventually opening other branches throughout Europe, America and Canada. In 1868, a legal battle began between Carlo Naya and Carlo Ponti over the rights to Ponti’s inventions. Naya had worked with Ponti from 1857 onwards developing pictures under his trademark,however, in 1868 Naya began selling imitations of Ponti’s inventions. In 1876, Ponti attempted to get back the sole rights to his invention but was unsuccessful.

Ponti, Carlo

Stereoscopic views boxset

This item is a wooden stereoscopic box set with hand held viewer. Viewer is able to fold on top of itself and is made of wood and leather. Box has 45 stereoscopic slides made from various publishing studios such as Kilburn and Underwood & Underwood. This box contains two dividers to keep stereocards stored in. Interior lid of box has inscription "Benny N Roadhouse, Garwick, July 1891." This object was used to view two identical images, or stereographs, as one three-dimensional photograph.

View-Master 3D gift set

This item is a red view master manufactured by Tycho as a child's toy in the 1994. Item contains 3 reels of 16 mm colour three-dimensional transparencies. Each reel shows 7 diametrical pairs of Bugs Bunny touring Australia.

Talking View-Master (GAF)

This item contains a battery operated talking view master in its original box and comes with forms for a power wand attachment and to order more viewmaster wheels. This object was designed as both an educational tool and a toy for children. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item includes a push down soundbar and speaker grill on the front and back. This object only accepts reels that have soundtracks built in them. When soundbar is pushed, the record plays and narrates the image on view.

View-Master stereoscope (model M)

This item is a plastic blue viewer kept in original plastic sealed packaging. Item contains on one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting children's cartoon shows. On the side of the object is a yellow push down leaver. Lever is designed to rotate reel.

Mercury stereoscope viewer (H.C. White Co.)

This item is a handheld metal and wood Holmes style stereoscope. The metal viewer has flower and leaf details engraved with fabric lining the metal eyepiece. This object was used to view two nearly identical images, or stereographs, as one three-dimensional photograph. The mercury stereoscope was manufactured by H.C. White Company, a main manufacturer of Holmes style stereoscopes. White obtained several patents for his high quality stereographs and stereoscopes. In 1907, White made the most mechanized stereo publishing facility in the world. The entire photo printing process was automatic to ensure a uniform standard. The H.C. White company produced three standard stereoscopes: wood, wood and metal, and all metal.

Red bubble shaped stereoscopic View-Master

This item is a red bubble shaped view master used as a child's toy. This object has one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies showing famous Americans from the early 20th century. Including John D. Rockafeller and President Theodore Roosevelt. The push down lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time.

View-Master deluxe projector

Item is a brown electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. This projector has adjustable lenses, 100 watt light bulb, metal angle adjustment, slot to insert reels on the top and vent to cool light. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. From box: 100 watt projector, 1/2.8 lens, 2 1/4 focal lengeth, and 50" picture image. This projector was designed to project view master reels against flat white screens.

Sawyer's View-Master projector

Item is an olive electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is meant to project reel images on flat white screen

1-2-3D instant stereo

This item is a plastic black stereo adaptor designed for Robins Industries Corporation's J-33 and J-66 Polaroid cameras. This object also contains the "2 for 1" film saver device. Item comes in its original box with its original manual. Item was intended to capture two identical images from a Robins Polaroid camera to be viewed through the stereo adaptor and create the impression of a three-dimensional image.

Uncle Sam's movie projector and movie tracer

This item is a brown electric projector with a metal exterior and 1 reel containing paper duracolour filmstrips. On either side of the object are spindles designed to hold the film.Some versions of this item come with a sound mechanism that can be attached on the centre of the turning wheel by a screw. The handle turns both the film and audio simultaneously. This object was intended to be a children's toy.

Sterling stereo viewer

Item is a plastic view master decorated with imitation marble. This object was used to view reels of transparency images. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed.

46B visual survey telebinocular

Item is a 46B Visual Survey Telebinocular used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. Item is metal with a plastic eye piece. A lamp bulb is installed and attached to a power cable. Lamp bulb illuminates backs of stereographs or transparencies when viewed through the eye piece. Patent No. 2557608 made by Keystone View Company. Comes with 4 stereographs made by various photographers and studios such as G.W. Wilson, Underwood & Underwood and B.W Kilburn.

Fairchild stereoscope binocular model F-17

This item is a metal stereoscope binocular viewer with extendable legs and mirrored sides. This object was used to view aerial photographs and survey maps of land. In the 1920's Fairchild Aviation became the second-largest manufacturer of commercial air planes and fourth largest aviation organization in the United States of America. Written on item: "No. 40-1749."

Perfecscope viewer

Item is a Holmes style handheld stereoscope manufactured by H.C.White Company. Item is made of aluminium and wood with velvet around the viewer hood. The viewer is adorned with floral engraving. Slide holding the card is removable and adjustable to user's vision. Handle folds onto viewer. This item was used to view stereographs. "Exposition-Universelle Internationale, 1900" is branded on top of the viewer hood. Written on item: USA patent Oct.15.1895, June 3.1902; FEBY.1.1898 B.S.G.D.G. Great Britain, Austria, Belgium; Canada, France, Germany DRMG NO.53803; Patent July 24 1883. H.C. White Company was a main manufacturer of Holmes style stereoscopes. White obtained several patents for his high quality stereographs and stereoscopes. In 1907, White made the most mechanized stereo publishing facility in the world. The entire photo printing process was automatic to ensure a uniform standard. The H.C. White company produced three standard stereoscopes: wood, wood and metal, and all metal.

Stereo-graphoscope viewer

This item is a handheld stereoscope made entirely of wood and has binocular style adjustable lenses. Handle folds onto viewer. Written on bottom of viewer: USA. APR. 23; 1889. OCT.15.1895; CANADA FEB.1996; FRANCE B.S.G.D.G; GREAT BRITAIN, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND BELGIUM."

Red velvet hand-held stereoscopic viewer

Item is a wood and metal hand-held stereoscope with a red velvet viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Wooden Holmes style hand-held viewer

This item is a hand held Holmes style stereoscope. This item is entirely made of wood and has a binocular-like viewer. Handle folds back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Combination graphoscope and stereoscope viewer (Nelson Wood & Company)

Item is a wooden and metal combination graphoscope and stereoscope. Glass is framed by detailed floral carving. Body is able to fold onto itself and stand on a floral engraved stand. Graphoscope is a viewing device used to enlarge photographs and text. Item is a made of a magnifying glass in a wooden frame and can collapse into a compact form. Whereas the Stereoscope was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

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.

Metal hand held viewer

Item is a black handheld stereoscope made of metal and attached to a wooden handle. Viewer has no hood. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Achromatic stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden and brass stereoscope with wooden hood cover. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. Item is a box type viewer which folds into it's own storage case. Additional reflector can be placed in adjustable brass arms to illuminate transparencies with its white or mirrored side. Viewer is mounted on underside of the lid case. Once inverted and lowered into the box the base becomes the the cover. Lock on either side designed to hold object in place. Later versions of this object included storage units for both viewer and slides. Such as a vertical model able to adjust the viewer to a convenient height and a horizontal cabinet to house stereoviews.

Written on lenses: Achromatic Smith Beck & Beck; Stereoscope 31 Cornell London.

Wooden hand held viewer with ornate edge (unknown)

Item is a wooden hand-held stereoscope with an ornate details around the viewer hood. Handle folds down onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Polyorama style stereoscope viewer with stand (Murray and Heath)

Item is a wooden polyorama style stereoscope with a detachable brass stand made to be a handheld stereoscope or standing stereoscope. There is a glass stereograph of a park view inside the stereoscope. Item comes with 3 prize ribbons for "Best in Category" at the National Stereoscopic Association Photography Shows. Lenses in viewer slide out to the side for cleaning, Reflecting lid is fitted with a convex mrror. Written on base of stand: 34 Picadilly London Registered Feb 1858

Stereograph box with built in stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a upright wooden box made to house stereographs. There are three slots in the box with 30 stereographs of Palestine ca. 1899 inside. Images were produced by several different stereo studios such as Underwood & Underwood and Keystone View Company. The stereoscope is made out of wood with a metal hood covering the viewer from additional light.This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

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.

Monarch stereoscope viewer

This item is a hand held stereoscope made of wood and aluminium. The hood of the viewer is adorned with a floral engraving and a seal of a deer. The viewer is lined with velvet. The handle is able to bend back onto the viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. The hood is designed to keep out additional light.

Written on object: "Manufactured Keystone View Co. Meadville, PA. Patented 1904"

Wooden hand held stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a handheld wooden stereoscope viewer. Card slide can bend to become more compact. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Holmes style stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden pedestal Holmes style stereoscope. The viewer can bend at the base. Hood of viewer has small metal balls decorating the edges. This item was used to view stereographs. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Metal hand held stereoscopic viewer

Item is a hand held metal stereoscope with a wooden handle. Viewer is lined with velvet. Hood of viewer is engraved with leaf design and branded with the TR trademark. Handle is able to bend back onto viewer.This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Combination hoodless graphoscope and stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden pedestal Holmes style stereoscope. Hood of stereoscope is made of cardboard and adorned with a golden leaf pattern around the edges. Graphoscope is a viewing device used to enlarge photographs and text. Item is a made of a magnifying glass in a wooden frame and can collapse into a compact form.This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. This object can collapse into a compact form.

Wooden pedestal stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden Holmes style stereoscope attached to a pedestal. Stereoscope viewer is made of cardboard and lined with velvet. Viewer is able to bend at the base.This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Hummingbird combination graphoscope and stereoscope viewer

Item is a black and green combination viewer and stereoscope with hummingbird and lily pad carvings detailed with minerals. Graphoscope is a viewing device used to enlarge photographs and text. Item is a made of a magnifying glass in a wooden frame and can collapse into a compact form. Whereas the stereoscope was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. This object can collapse into a compact form.

Sculptscope viewer (Whiting)

This item is a large metal circular shaped stereoscope with glass flower designs on the sides. This coin operated stereoscope activates a mechanism that turns a metal belt containing built in stereographs. Richard R. Whiting formed the American Novelty Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whiting developed and sold stereoscopes from the 1880s till the mid-1900s. He manufactured the sculptoscope in 1925. The sculptoscope was commonly seen in arcades and cigar shops. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder then users would look through the lenses hood which would overlap the two images to mimic a three-dimensional effect. The sculptoscope uses a simple trigger for actuation. The counterweight cylindrical foot in front the viewer holds it in a comfortable viewing position and acts as a coin box. The top of the viewer has a plain glass window to illuminate the stereoviews and allow the user to look at the back of the previous card. A penny releases a set of 15 views to be show.

Patent # 1, 436, 742 (November 28, 1922).

Whiting, Richard R.

Sun sculpture stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

This item is a aluminium and wood hand held Holmes style stereoscope manufactured by Underwood & Underwood. Viewer hood is made of aluminium and lined with velvet. On top of the hood is a Underwood & Underwood brand between leaf detailing. Handle can fold back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object: manufactured by Underwood & Underwood New York Patented June 11, 1901 Foreign Patents Applied For.

Metal pedestal stereoscope viewer

This item is a metal pedestal stereoscope with binocular style viewer. Viewer can revolved 360 degrees around pedestal base. Viewer hood has art deco engravings. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Miniature combination graphoscope and stereoscope viewer

This item is a miniature wood and plastic combination viewer and stereoscope. Item has two parts that can elevate the viewer and stereoscope to a preferred view. Graphoscope is a viewing device used to enlarge photographs and text. Item is a made of a magnifying glass in a wooden frame and can collapse into a compact form. Whereas the stereograph was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Kodaslide stereo viewer I

Item is a plastic and metal stereo viewer used to observe reels of Kodak colour three-dimensional transparencies. Knob on the side switches transparencies.

Written on box: "Focus and interocular adjustments, takes all standard stereo mounts, operates anywhere-converts to 110-volt"

Cheiroscope viewer (optical drawing device)

This item is an optical drawing device. It was designed to trace images appearing in the reflection of the mirrors. There are two slots on either part of the device to hold templates. The mirror swings back and forth beneath the stand to ensure a better view of the templates. Item comes with original manual titled "When And How To Use The Cheiroscope In Visual Training By Dr. Lee H. Jalonack O.D.F.D.S.F"

Sun sculpture hand held stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

Item is a hand held Holmes style stereoscope made of wood and aluminium. Viewer hood is lined with velvet and engraved with a leaf pattern. Handle folds onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images have overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object: Warranted Underwood & Underwood Manufacturers New York Patent Applied For.

Wooden hand held stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

Item is a wooden hand held Holmes style stereoscope. Handle is able to bend back onto the viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images have overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Underwood & Underwood New York. Written in viewer hood : Pat. Applied For.

Wooden hand held stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden handheld Holmes style stereoscope. Handle bends back onto viewer. Hood of viewer is lined with red velvet. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

View master gift-pak (Sawyer's)

This item is a view master gift-pak. The brown view master is made of plastic and metal with a small lever on the right side. When pushed down the lever rotates the reel inside. There are 7 separate Kodafilm reels of 16 mm transparencies depicting landscapes and landmarks throughout North American. Item comes in original box with a catalogue of optional View Master reels.

Sawyer's lighted view master (model F)

Item is a brown Sawyer's View-Master with a internal light meant to illuminate the backs of transparencies. Item comes with 1reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies showing famous global landmarks and world events. White push down lever on the right side rotates reel to next slide.

Stereo-rama viewer

Item is a grey plastic View Master manufactured by Stereo-Rama. On top of item is a slot filled by a GAF view master reel. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting famous landmarks and vernacular photographs. Item comes in original black and yellow checker patterned box. Black push down lever on the right rotates reels to next slide. Written on object : Technofilm Milan, Made in Italy.

Red and white view master (GAF)

Item is a red and white view master with a blue lever on the right side designed to switch transparencies on the reel. Item comes with one GAF reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting a episode from the TV show "Happy Days." Reels are interchangeable. Written on object: Made in USA GAF corporation Portland, Oregon T.M.REG. US.Pat.OFF. MARC REG.-MARQUE DEPOSEE

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.

Sawyer's View-Master (model B)

Item is a circular brown plastic view master with binocular shape viewer. Item comes with one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Niagara Falls, New York. Item opens and closes with lock at the top. Lever is designed to rotate transparencies.

Talking View-Master electronic 3D viewer (view-master)

Item is a grey electronic three-dimensional talking view master. This object comes in its original box with its original instructions. Item takes 4 double A batteries. When reel is inserted, a beep sound plays until the reel is aligned with the first picture. Once the beeping stops, the soundtrack begins and notifies the user when to advance to the next image. Item comes with a cartridge release button on the top right corner, a red lever to switch the image on the top left corner, volume control, earphone jack, AC adaptor plug in and battery cover. Written on box: Operates on four AA batteries, linear tracking tone arm, self-cleaning sapphire needle, constant speed controlled monitor, authentic reproduction of voices and music, brilliant 3-D pictures synchronised with original movie and TV sound tracks.

Sun sculpture hand held stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

Item is a hand held wooden stereoscope manufactured by Underwood & Underwood. Viewer hood is made of aluminium and is adorned with floral engravings. Handle folds back onto viewer and card slider can be adjusted. Written on top of item : Sun Sculpture U&U trademark. Written on handle : Man'f'd by Underwood & Underwood, New York, June 11, 1901, Foreign Patent Applied For. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images have overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Micky mouse view master 3-D

Item is a plastic view master manufactured by View-Master and built in the shape of Disney character Mickey Mouse. Item is in original packaging and comes with promotional l three-dimensional reel of colour Disney scenes featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. Push down lever on the right is used to rotate reel. Reels are interchangeable. Item is designed as a child’s toy.

Polyorama style stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden polyorama style stereoscope and comes with a glass stereograph depicting a group of people standing in front of Niagara Falls. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. First, the stereograph is placed in the card holder. Next the user would look through the opposing lenses. This would create the effect of merging both images to mimic a three-dimensional single image. The viewer comes with a flap designed to distribute more light into the viewer and glass front.

Written on stereograph : Point of View-Summer. No 29, James Thomas, Niagara Falls.

Stereoscope viewer with glasses-like eyepiece (Unknown)

Item is a wooden stereoscope viewer with glasses like adjustable eyepiece. Viewer sits on a stand. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the adjustable card holder and moved to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Airequipt stereo theatre viewer

This item is a grey and red metal personal viewer with a built in light source to illuminate backs of colour transparencies. Viewer can be adjusted by either knob on the sides or top. The push leaver on the side rotates the images within the reel.

Handheld stereoscope viewer (Joseph L. Bates)

Item is a handheld wooden Holmes style stereoscope with cardboard hood, adjustable card slide and removable handle. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : patented Aug 13th 1867. JLB is engrave in the eyepiece.

Hand held stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a handheld stereoscopic viewer made entirely of wood. Item comes with a sliding card holder and handle folds back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images have overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

View-Master model A (Sawyer's)

Item is a handheld plastic view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc. This 3D viewer was first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940).Reel of 16 mm colour transparencies of 7 diametrical pairs depicting Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia, Africa. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

Written on object : Swayer's view master Portland Ore. U.S. pat.2, 189, 255 Foreign Pats Appl'd For Made in USA

Wooden hand held stereoscope viewer with black suede hood (unknown)

Item is a handheld stereoscope made from dark wood. Viewer hood is covered in a black suede. Sliding card holder is attached to a small wheel that glides over stereoscope extension. Handle can be detached. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two image overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Tru-Vue viewer (Tru-Vue company)

Item is a plastic viewer built with a red push down handle. The handle is designed to rotate three-dimensional transparency images specifically manufactured by Tru-Vue Company. The original images come on cards which can be inserted through the slot between the lenses of the viewer. Item comes with square plastic windows to illuminate backs of transparencies on view.

Tru-Vue Company

Wooden hand held stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden hand held stereoscope with expandable slide viewer. Hood is wooden with binocular styled eye holes. Handle is removable. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two image overlapped to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Pat'd April 23.89.

Wooden handheld stereoscope viewer with metal rails (unknown)

Item is a wooden hand held stereoscopic viewer with an adjustable metal rail attached to a stereograph slide viewer. Hood is made of cardboard. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two image overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Mercury stereoscope viewer with black hood (American Stereoscopic Company)

Item is a wooden handheld stereoscopic viewer with a black metal hood. Hood is engraved with floral patterning and branded with The Mercury Stereoscope trademark. The edges of the hood are lined with black velvet. Handle folds back onto viewer. The entire stereoscope is kept within a black box. This item was patented by R.Y. Young an American photographer most known for his stereographs. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on box label : The Stereo - Gothard patented 1901, by R.Y. Young Sold Only By American Stereoscopic Company 725 Broadway, New York.

Young, R.Y.

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.

Stereo-graphoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden stereoscope with binocular like lenses and a wooden hood. Stereograph card holder does not slide and handle bends onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : USA Patent April 28, Canada, France, Great Germany and 1889 Oct 16 1895 and Feb 1896 B.S.G.D.G Britain Austria Belgium.

Sesame street Big Bird view master

Item is a plastic view master manufactured by TYCO Industries and built in the shape of Sesame Street character Big Bird. The 3D viewer is in original packaging and comes with a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting Sesame Street scenes featuring Big Bird and friends. Orange push down lever on the right is used to switch reel image. Reels are interchangeable.

View-Master projector 30 standard (GAF)

Item is an olive electric View Master Projector manufactured by GAF Corporation. The slot on top of the projector is designed to insert reels into the projector. Pushing down the lever on the side of the projector will rotate the reel one frame at a time. Item is meant to project reel images on flat white screen. Written on object : 30 Watt Max. Item comes with a electrical cord.

View-Master deluxe projector (Sawyer's)

Item is a electric View Master Deluxe Projector in original case. This item was manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. Item comes with f2.8 lens, 2 1/4" focal length, electric cord, and original 300 watt light bulb. Case is brown and also acts as a stand. The projector is brown with a small white leaver meant to rotate reelviews. A small grate is under the bottom of the case to allow heat out from the lamp and reduce overheating the projector. Item also comes with additional Sunset Projection Lamp for movie and still projectors. This object was used to project View Master reels onto flat white screens.

Hand held stereoscope viewer set with stereographs (Underwood & Underwood)

Item is a stereoscope set that comes with a black case, wooden handheld Holmes style stereoscope, and 66 silver gelatin print stereograph cards depicting various landscapes, portraits, cultures and landmarks. This object was used for education and entertainment.

This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. Object also comes with a hand written note by previous owner explaining the provenance of the item. Box contains dividers to house stereographs and is lined with a grey velvet. The stereoscope has a aluminium hood engraved with a floral design on the top. Velvet lines the edges of the viewer’s hood and the handle is able to fall back onto the viewer.

Wooden handheld stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a handheld Holmes style wooden stereoscope with wooden hood, adjustable card slide and handle. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Wooden and brass hand-held viewer with ornate edge (unknown)

Item is a brass and wooden hand held stereoscope. The hood is decorated with an ornate edge. Handle is removable. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Patent 1866.

Wooden stereoscope viewer with handle (unknown)

Item is a Holmes style handheld wooden stereoscope with cardboard hood, adjustable card slide and handle. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Pat'd June '74.

Mercury stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

This item is a handheld metal and wood Holmes style stereoscope. The metal viewer has engravings of flower and leaf details with red fabric lining the metal eyepiece. Slide holder is adjustable and handle folds back onto the viewer. "Mercury Stereoscope Trade Mark" is branded on top of the viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Underwood & Underwood New York Pat'd July 28'02 & May 01'06.

Hand held wooden stereoscope viewer with cardboard hood (unknown)

This item is a handheld wooden Holmes style stereoscope. The hood is made of cardboard painted to imitate wood grain. Slide holder is adjustable. Handle is detachable. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Pat'd Dec.7.1875.

Handheld metal hood stereoscope viewer (unknown)

This item is a handheld wooden Holmes style stereoscope. The hood is made of metal and engraved with a floral pattern. Lens openings are framed by metal. Red velvet lines the viewer hood. Slide holder is adjustable and handle folds back onto itself. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Pat'd July.

Wood and metal stereoscope viewer with handle (unknown)

This item is a handheld wooden Holmes style stereoscope. The viewer hood is made of metal. Slide holder is adjustable and handle is missing. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Saturnscope stereoscope viewer (James M. Davis)

This item is a handheld wooden Holmes style stereoscope. The viewer hood is lined with red velvet. Slide holder is adjustable and handle bends back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : The Saturnscope James M. Davis SI. Washington Place, N.Y.U.S.A. Sole Agent Patented U.S.A. Oct.15. 1895., Canada FebY.1. 1896. France B.S.G.D.G. France Britain Germany Austria and Belgium.

Wooden handheld stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a Holmes style handheld wooden stereoscope with wooden hood, adjustable card slide and handle. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Wooden handheld stereoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a Holmes style handheld wooden stereoscope with wooden hood and handle. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

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