Item 2018.09.02.165 - Tru-Vue viewer box set (Tru-Vue company)

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Tru-Vue viewer box set (Tru-Vue company)

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  • [ca. 1936] (Manufacturing)
    Tru-Vue Company

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : tru view viewer ; 4 pieces of photographic images ; 4 reels of acetate film ; 8 x 7 x 13 cm

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Item is a brown plastic 3D viewer built with a push-down lever between the lenses. The lever is designed to rotate a reel containing three-dimensional black and white 35 mm acetate film manufactured by Tru-Vue Company. Images are inserted through the slot on the left side of the lenses. Item comes with square plastic windows to illuminate backs of transparencies on view. Once the film is circulated, it rewinds itself on the right hand side of the viewer. Item comes in original box with 4 original films depicting Pikes Peak Region and Depth Photography. Item also comes with instructions on how to use the Tru-Vue set and an additional business reply card with more instructions for the camera.

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Good condition. Acetate films should be handled with care as they are delicate and excessive use could damage film notches on tops and bottoms of film. Bottom of box has experienced water damage.

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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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