Item 2018.09.02.008 - Electric view master stereoscope (model D)

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Electric view master stereoscope (model D)

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2018.09.02.008

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  • [1955-1972] (Manufacturing)
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    Sawyer's Inc.

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Items contains 1 photographic viewing equipment : view master ; 1 piece of photographic images : reel of 14 colour transparencies ; 11 x 12 x 9 cm.

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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.

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Reel is in great condition while view master is not 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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