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TDC Vivid 116 stereo slide projector

Item is large, cast metal, electric table projector for 4 x 10.16 cm stereo slides, such as those created with the Nimslo half frame or Kodak Realist 5 perf format. Produced by the Three Dimension Company (a division of Bell & Howell), the pro...

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 i...

View-Master Stereo-Matic "500"

Item is large, electric projector for all 3D View-Master reels (with the exception of Talking View-Master reels). In order to project in 3D, a special screen and polarizing glasses were required. Manual can be retrieved from: http://www.vmresourc...

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 19t...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

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 on...

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 ...

Electric epidiascope

Item is a black tin, electric epidiascope, designed to project both transparent magic lantern slides as well as opaque images and small three-dimensional objects (called an episcope). Inside the lantern is a mirror that can be adjusted using a kno...

Lanterna Magica

Item is a child's, oil lamp magic lantern set manufactured by German company Ernst Planck. The set contains a tin projector, two-part lens, oil lamp, and 12 lantern slides. Instructions for use are printed in German, French, and English on th...

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 e...

Ponti, Carlo

Multi-Vue stereoscopic viewer kit

This item is a promotional stereoscopic kit given out by Chevrolet General Motors photography to display interiors and exteriors of their new car line. Each image is titled with the car name. The 3D viewer is black and made from metal and plastic....

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.

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 ...

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 & Unde...

The Stereoscopic Treasury box set

Item is a box set of stereographs and hand held stereoscopic viewer. Box is made of rose wood and comes with a keyhole lock. Item also comes with a two page photocopy of an exert from a book on stereoscopes and other optical instruments originally...

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 ...

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 t...

Talking View-Master gift pack (GAF)

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 ...

Nimslo 3D 35mm camera (Nimslo)

Item is a three-dimensional 35 mm camera made by Nimslo. Item produces 3-dimensional colour pictures with 100 or 400 ASA speeds, is fully automatic, compact and lightweight, comes with four pre-focused glass lenses, additional flash, and all origi...

Kromskop stereoscopic table viewer

Item is a Kromskop viewer developed by Frederic E. Ives in 1895. Item comes with 1 monochrome transparency made from 3 colour separation negatives layered together; these transparencies were often referred to as kromograms. Kromograms were known a...

Stereo brownie (No.2)

Item is a Stereo Brownie camera manufactured by Kodak with a retractable front. Item is automatic with a push down button that unlatches the front cover revealing the camera. This object was designed to take two nearly identical pairs of images of...

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...

La StereoCarte stereoscope

This item is a red collapsible cardboard box stereoscope. 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 viewed through the le...

Bass Stereoscopic Photography Collection

  • 2018.09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850 - ca. 1996]

The collection contains stereoscopic photographs, viewers, and cameras, collected by the donors between the 1970's and the 1990's and dating from the 1850's to the 1990's. Material includes a variety of viewers, cameras, photog...

Stereographs, Egypt

Item consists of stereographs depicting various locations, buildings, and monuments in Egypt, such as Pyramids, and Ships.15 stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Co.2 stereoscopic photographs by Kilburn Brothers; 5 stereoscopic photographs in...

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 l...

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 sl...

Tru-Vue Company

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 Rhod...

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 t...

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. ...

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.

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 ...

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 Col...

View-Master Lighted 3D

Item is a handheld red plastic View-Master. The 3D viewer includes one a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting promotional themed images of famous popular culture and cartoon characters. Reels for View-Master were sold thro...

Stereoscopic view magic 3-D viewer

Item is a over/under print viewer manufactured by Viewmagic to view physical or digital born images as three-dimensional objects. The 3D viewer converts 4 x 6 inch prints, which is a not a suitable format size for stereoscopes, into functioning st...

Meoskon 3D viewer

This item is a bakelite black 3D viewer with a white push down lever designed to switch three-dimensional reels. The object comes in original blue and white box base. Reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, the user would look thro...

Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

Item is a white plastic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Lestrade in France. Body of the 3D viewer is held together by rivets with a metal advance lever between the lenses. Item used stereo cards cards with transparencies. Cards are inserted t...

Big Bird 3D camera viewer

Item is a blue plastic camera shaped three-dimensional viewer. The 3D viewer has a built-in reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Sesame Street characters teaching the alphabet. Unlike traditional View-Masters, this reel cannot be ...

Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

Item is a white plastic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Lestrade in France. Body of the 3D viewer is held together by rivets with a plastic advance lever between the lenses. Item used transparency stereocards. First, cards are inserted through...

Stori viewer stereoscopic viewer

Item is a brown binocular style plastic stereoscopic viewer accompanied by a colour transparency card depicting Llamas from South America. The 3D viewer was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional i...

3D stereobox stereoscopic viewer

Item is a green plastic view master with original box packaging. Three-dimensional colour transparency reel depicts frontier puppets. Reels are interchangeable. Reels are inserted into the top of the view master and switched by the plastic push do...

Kodaslide Stereo Viewer I

Item is a brown handheld electronic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Kodak. Lenses adjustment and focus are controlled by a small brown knob on the right and switch on the top of eye lenses.This 3D viewer was used to view two nearly identical p...

Kodaslide stereo viewer I

Item is a plastic and metal 3D viewer used to observe reels of Kodak colour three-dimensional transparencies. Knob on the side switches transparencies. Item comes in original box.Written on box: " For life-like pictures in 3 dimensions. Focus...

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