Item 2018.09.02.006 - View-Master

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View-Master

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2018.09.02.006

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  • [ca.1939-] (Manufacturing)
    Manufacturer
    Sawyer's Inc.
    Place
    Queens (NY)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : view master ; 1 photographic image : 14 three-dimensional colour transparencies on 1 reel ; 10.75 cm x 10 cm x 7.5 cm

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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.

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Wheel is in excellent condition and view master is fully functioning.

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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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Smithsonian.Sawyer's View Master (Online).The National Museum of American History. Retrieved from http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1129885

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