Item 2018.09.02.154 - Sawyer's View-Master stereo viewer (model G)

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Sawyer's View-Master stereo viewer (model G)

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  • [between 1959 and 1979] (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 ; 10 x 13 x 13 cm

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Item is a beige plastic Model G View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. 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. The 3D viewer can be used with ambient light. This item comes with a GAF reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting a scene from A.B.C. show S.W.A.T. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Written on the object: made in U.S.A. GAF Corporation Portland, Oregon T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.-Marca Reg.- Marque Deposee Belgium Pat. 493.128.

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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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  • English

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