Stereoviewers (wheel type)

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Stereoviewers (wheel type)

  • UF View-Master
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Stereoviewers (wheel type)

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Sawyer's 3D view master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Reel has 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Hollywood, California landmarks. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

Electric view master stereoscope (model D)

Item is a brown handheld electric view master first manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Once pressed down the lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Unlike previous view masters, this view master comes with a built in back light attached to an electrical cord. Once turned on the back light illuminates transparencies on view. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel has 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of The Atlas of Human Anatomy, Head and Neck.

Kodaslide stereo viewer I

Item is a plastic and metal stereo viewer used to observe reels of Kodak colour three-dimensional transparencies. Knob on the side switches transparencies.

Written on box: "Focus and interocular adjustments, takes all standard stereo mounts, operates anywhere-converts to 110-volt"

Sawyer's lighted view master (model F)

Item is a brown Sawyer's View-Master with a internal light meant to illuminate the backs of transparencies. Item comes with 1reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies showing famous global landmarks and world events. White push down lever on the right side rotates reel to next slide.

View master gift-pak (Sawyer's)

This item is a view master gift-pak. The brown view master is made of plastic and metal with a small lever on the right side. When pushed down the lever rotates the reel inside. There are 7 separate Kodafilm reels of 16 mm transparencies depicting landscapes and landmarks throughout North American. Item comes in original box with a catalogue of optional View Master reels.

Red and white view master (GAF)

Item is a red and white view master with a blue lever on the right side designed to switch transparencies on the reel. Item comes with one GAF reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting a episode from the TV show "Happy Days." Reels are interchangeable. Written on object: Made in USA GAF corporation Portland, Oregon T.M.REG. US.Pat.OFF. MARC REG.-MARQUE DEPOSEE

Micky mouse view master 3-D

Item is a plastic view master manufactured by View-Master and built in the shape of Disney character Mickey Mouse. Item is in original packaging and comes with promotional l three-dimensional reel of colour Disney scenes featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. Push down lever on the right is used to rotate reel. Reels are interchangeable. Item is designed as a child’s toy.

Stereoscope Viewers

Series contains stereoscopic viewers, photographic images, and emphera. This includes a wide range of stereoscopes and three-dimensional viewers. Stereoscopes are devices used to view two mounted identical images as a single three-dimensional photograph commonly referred to as stereographs or stereoviews.

The first lens-based, portable stereoscopes were invented by Sir David Brewster in 1849 and presented at Crystal Palace during the London Great Exhibition between 1850 to 1851. Until a decade later when Oliver Wendell Holmes' adaptation of the Brewster stereoscope became the model for all later editions of stereoviewers during the 19th century. Holmes left his invention unpatented. This allowed other manufactures such as H.C. White, Underwood & Underwood and Keystone Viewing Company to mimic his design and increase production of stereoscopes and stereoviews. Ultimately, Holmes' decision would increase production and purchase of his invention.

Stereoscopes and stereo ephemera were meant for educational and entertainment purposes. Designs ranged from various materials like wood and aluminium, stereoscopes also had a large array of shapes and sizes from hand held to table top.

Following the 20th century, three-dimensional viewers became extremely popular. Some major manufactures such as GAF, Sawyer's View-Master and Tru-View produced iconic viewers made from metal, bakelite and other plastics. Originally, viewers and viewer emphera were developed for educational purposes but eventually became marketed as children's entertainment. Unlike stereoscopic viewers that could only look at single card stereoviews, three-dimensional viewers typically rotated black and white or colour transparency reels or multiview cards. Many original companies such as Sawyer's and GAF merged together but maintained the "View-Master" name. In 1989, the view-master brand was sold to Tycho until 1997 when Mattel and Tyco joined together. Now, view-masters are produced under the Fisher-Price title. View-masters were made from various materials and sizes. Some editions included built-in back lighting and sound recordings.

Sesame street Big Bird view master

Item is a plastic view master manufactured by TYCO Industries and built in the shape of Sesame Street character Big Bird. The 3D viewer is in original packaging and comes with a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting Sesame Street scenes featuring Big Bird and friends. Orange push down lever on the right is used to switch reel image. Reels are interchangeable.

View-master stereoscope (Sawyer's)

Item is a handheld View-Master manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). The 3D viewer is made of plastic and metal. Reel shows 7 diametrical, 16 mm kodachrome transparencies of famous global landmarks. The push-down lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes often ordered through a View-Master catalogue.

Sawyer's Inc.

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

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 the Grand Canyon's major landmarks.

Written on object : Tru-View Rock Island, Ill. U S PAT. 90564 Made in U.S.A. Written on box : Fifty-Six Scenes Of The Grand Canyon Of Arizona In Three Dimensional Photography.

Kodaslide stereo viewer I

Item is a plastic and metal 3D viewer used to observe reels of Kodak colour three-dimensional transparencies. Knob on the side switches transparencies. Item comes in original box.

Written on box: " For life-like pictures in 3 dimensions. Focus and interocular adjustments, takes all standard stereo mounts, operates anywhere-converts to 110-volt"

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

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal 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, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. Later Model C editions came with an attachable bulb. The object comes with Royal Canadian Mountain Police sticker.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Can Pat.406893 Other Pat. Pend. U.S. Pat. 2189285. Brit. Pat. 538492. Made in U.S.A. Other Pat. Pend. Portland-Ore.

Kodaslide Stereo Viewer I

Item is a brown handheld electronic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Kodak. Lenses adjustment and focus are controlled by a small brown knob on the right and switch on the top of eye lenses.
This 3D viewer was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the cardholder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. Typically, this object would take transparencies from reels or cards. The light within the object would illuminate the back of the transparency to heighten the experience.

Big Bird 3D camera viewer

Item is a blue plastic camera shaped three-dimensional viewer. The 3D viewer has a built-in reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Sesame Street characters teaching the alphabet. Unlike traditional View-Masters, this reel cannot be removed. A small Big Bird with his own camera sits on top of the body of the viewer. This object was designed for children's entertainment and education. A orange push down button on the front of the camera is used to switch scenes. Written on the front of the camera is the Sesame Street Logo.

Sawyer's View Master 3D viewer (Model C)

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master 3D viewer manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal 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. The light attachment bulb came as a later edition for the View-Master Model C. Attachment was screwed onto viewer with push down red button that switches bulb on and off. Item also comes with 1 reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm black and white transparencies of World War 2 battle scenes.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg.US.PAT.OFF. U.S. Pat. 2189.285. Can.PAT.406893 Brit.PAT.538492 Other PAT. PEND. Made in U.S.A. Portland-ORE.

GAF red and white view-master (Model G)

Item is a handheld red and white plastic View-Master containing a promotional reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies sold through GAF. The 3D viewer was manufactured by GAF Corporation in Portland, Oregon, USA. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable. In 1939, General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF) merged with Agfa-Ansco, finally operating under Anitec until 1998. Item comes in original packaging. Written on object : GAF (Canada) Ltd. 70 Alexdon Rd. Drownsview On.

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

Item is a red 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, the 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 kitchen interior designs from ca. 1960. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Written on object: made in Belgium T.M.REG. U.S. Pat. Off.- Marque Deposee Belgium Pat.493.128.

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

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.

Sawyer's view-master lighted stereoscopic viewer (Model H)

Item is a circular beige plastic Model H View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. The long advanced 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. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Light bar is on the top of the viewer with battery compact on the bottom of the feet. Written on the object : Sawyer's View-Master Lighted Viewer

Stereoscopic view magic 3-D viewer

Item is a over/under print viewer manufactured by Viewmagic to view physical or digital born images as three-dimensional objects. The 3D viewer converts 4 x 6 inch prints, which is a not a suitable format size for stereoscopes, into functioning stereographic images. Prisms in the item direct right eye vision upwards and left eye vision down. By swaying forward and back the two images begin to fuse together to mimic a three-dimensional image. Item comes in original unopned package and instruction manuals. Written on object : View Magic Dimension Press Harvard. MA 10451-0083 Made in U.S.A.

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

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal 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, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. Later Model C editions came with an attachable bulb. The 3D viewer included a Royal Canadian Mountain Police sticker.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Can Pat.406893 Other Pat. Pend. U.S. Pat. 2189285. Brit. Pat. 538492. Made in U.S.A. Other Pat. Pend. Portland-Ore.

View-Master Lighted 3D

Item is a handheld red plastic View-Master. The 3D viewer includes one a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting promotional themed images of famous popular culture and cartoon characters. Reels for View-Master were sold through Tycho Industries, Inc. Reels were manufactured by Tycho Industries Inc. in Portland, Oregon, USA. Whereas, the View-Master was manufactured in New Jersey, USA. The yellow 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 or by bulb. Bulb is powered by 2 ‘AA’ batteries that are fit into a compartment beneath the viewer. A yellow push down button on the front of the viewer controls bulb. Written on object : View-Master Lighted 3D

Red bubble shaped stereoscopic View-Master

This item is a red bubble shaped view master used as a child's toy. This object has one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies showing famous Americans from the early 20th century. Including John D. Rockafeller and President Theodore Roosevelt. The push down lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time.

View-Master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of famous landmarks in British Columbia, Canada. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

GAF View-Master

Item is a handheld plastic view master containing a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Old Covered Bridges, New England. It was manufactured by GAF, Corporation in Portland, Oregon, USA. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

View-Master 3D gift set

This item is a red view master manufactured by Tycho as a child's toy in the 1994. Item contains 3 reels of 16 mm colour three-dimensional transparencies. Each reel shows 7 diametrical pairs of Bugs Bunny touring Australia.

View-Master stereoscope (model M)

This item is a plastic blue viewer kept in original plastic sealed packaging. Item contains on one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting children's cartoon shows. On the side of the object is a yellow push down leaver. Lever is designed to rotate reel.

Sawyer's View-Master projector

Item is an olive electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is meant to project reel images on flat white screen

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

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.

View-Master model A (Sawyer's)

Item is a handheld plastic view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc. This 3D viewer was first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940).Reel of 16 mm colour transparencies of 7 diametrical pairs depicting Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia, Africa. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

Written on object : Swayer's view master Portland Ore. U.S. pat.2, 189, 255 Foreign Pats Appl'd For Made in USA

Tru-Vue viewer (Tru-Vue company)

Item is a plastic viewer built with a red push down handle. The handle is designed to rotate three-dimensional transparency images specifically manufactured by Tru-Vue Company. The original images come on cards which can be inserted through the slot between the lenses of the viewer. Item comes with square plastic windows to illuminate backs of transparencies on view.

Tru-Vue Company

Talking View-Master (GAF)

This item contains a battery operated talking view master in its original box and comes with forms for a power wand attachment and to order more viewmaster wheels. This object was designed as both an educational tool and a toy for children. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item includes a push down soundbar and speaker grill on the front and back. This object only accepts reels that have soundtracks built in them. When soundbar is pushed, the record plays and narrates the image on view.

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

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 6 original films depicting the Golden Gate Exposition and San Francisco’s major landmarks. Item also comes with original pink catalogue explaining how to use the Tru-Vue and how to order new film, as well as a business card for True-Vue Inc, that is also an order form. Written on object : Tru-View Rock Island, Ill. U S PAT. 90564 Made in U.S.A. Written on box : Tru-Vue Ins. Pictures With Depth Rock Island Illinois Printed And Made In U.S.A.

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

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.

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

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.

View-master junior projector (View-Master)

Item is a electronic brown plastic projector with electrical cord manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. with a bakelite and metal case. Item comes with original instructional pamphlet on how to operate projector. This projector takes View-Master picture reels to project two-dimensional images onto a flat white surface. Reels are placed in the top slot with titles towards lenses. Reels alternate with changing metal lever. Junior Luma-Ray F3/70mm. Written on object : View-Master Junior Projector 115 V.A.C. - D.C. 30 W. Sawyer's Inc. Portland. Ore. U.S.A.

Talking View-Master gift pack (GAF)

Item is a grey Talking View Master manufactured by GAF Corporation. 3D viewer comes with 7 reels of three-dimensional colour transparencies attached to 7 plastic soundtracks narrating the scenes. Reel themes range from famous landmarks to popular cartoon episodes. Item uses two "C" batteries that can be inserted into the bottom compartment of the view master. Reel is inserted on top of the object into the slot between the two lenses. Reel must be placed in with the "V" mark up and sound recording facing away from the user. Push down lever on the side of the object rotates the reel to the next image. When narration stops, the user must push down on the sound located of the object. Once pressed down and released will the prerecorded track change to the next. Item comes with original instructions, 2 ordering catalogues for new reels, and box. Instructions are also available on top of the object.

Sawyer's View-Master (model B)

Item is a circular brown plastic view master with binocular shape viewer. Item comes with one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Niagara Falls, New York. Item opens and closes with lock at the top. Lever is designed to rotate transparencies.

View-Master projector 30 standard (GAF)

Item is an olive electric View Master Projector manufactured by GAF Corporation. The slot on top of the projector is designed to insert reels into the projector. Pushing down the lever on the side of the projector will rotate the reel one frame at a time. Item is meant to project reel images on flat white screen. Written on object : 30 Watt Max. Item comes with a electrical cord.

View-Master deluxe projector (Sawyer's)

Item is a electric View Master Deluxe Projector in original case. This item was manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. Item comes with f2.8 lens, 2 1/4" focal length, electric cord, and original 300 watt light bulb. Case is brown and also acts as a stand. The projector is brown with a small white leaver meant to rotate reelviews. A small grate is under the bottom of the case to allow heat out from the lamp and reduce overheating the projector. Item also comes with additional Sunset Projection Lamp for movie and still projectors. This object was used to project View Master reels onto flat white screens.

View-Master deluxe projector

Item is a brown electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. This projector has adjustable lenses, 100 watt light bulb, metal angle adjustment, slot to insert reels on the top and vent to cool light. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. From box: 100 watt projector, 1/2.8 lens, 2 1/4 focal lengeth, and 50" picture image. This projector was designed to project view master reels against flat white screens.

Multi-Vue stereoscopic viewer kit

This item is a promotional stereoscopic kit given out by Chevrolet General Motors photography to display interiors and exteriors of their new car line. Each image is titled with the car name. The 3D viewer is black and made from metal and plastic. The viewer comes with a built-in light that requires C batteries. Stereoscopic cards are placed through the slot in the bottom of the stereoscope, next the image would be viewed through the viewer. Lens can be adjusted by the metal knobs on the side to correct vision. A push-down button on the body of the viewer turns on a small internal light bulb which brightens the stereoscopic transparencies. This makes the image easier to see. Box of kit is made from cardboard and leather with snap buttons to open and close. Slots within the box divide and house viewer and stereographs.