Item 2018.09.03.013 - Personal stereo camera with leather case (Sawyers Inc.)

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Personal stereo camera with leather case (Sawyers Inc.)

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2018.09.03.013

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  • [ca. 1952] (Manufacturing)
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    Sawyer's Inc.
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    Portland (OR)

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1 piece of photographic equipment : stereo camera ; 6 x 10 x 18 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 black View-Master Personal Stereo camera manufactured by Sawyers Inc. in a light brown leather case. This item was designed for users to make their own view-master slides. Camera made 69, 12 x 13 mm stereo pairs. Film was wound twice through the camera. Anastigmat lenses: f3.5/25 mm. 1/10-1/100 shutter. Instructions on exposure and shutter speed written directly on camera. Branded on leather case : View-Master Personal Stereo.

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Good condition.

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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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McKeown, James. M. (2004) McKeown's Price Guide To Antique And Classic Cameras. Grantsburg, Wisconsin: James M. McKeown and Joan C. McKeown.

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