Item 2018.09.02.148 - Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Viewer (model G)

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Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Viewer (model G)

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  • [ca. 1969] (Manufacturing)
    Sawyer's Inc.
    Portland (OR)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscopic View-Master ; 1 photographic image : 1 reel of 14 colour transparencies ; 8 x 10 x 13 cm

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Item is a beige plastic Model G View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. the 3D viewer includes original packaging, a GAF View-Master Stereo Viewer box nearly identical to the Sawyer's version of the viewer. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. This item comes with a promotional reel depicting different reel themes available for purchase through Sawyer's Inc. Reel is made of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. This may explain why the packaging and object were nearly identical but branded differently.

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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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