Item 2018.09.02.069 - Talking View-Master electronic 3D viewer (view-master)

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

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  • Sound recording

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  • [ca.1984] (Manufacturing)
    Sawyer's Inc.
    Portland (OR)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : view master ; 3 pieces of photographic images : 3 colour transparency three-dimensional reels ; 3 pieces of sound recording : 3 record soundtracks ; 29 x 13 x 23 cm

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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.

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View master does not work but reels are in 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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Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction

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