Item 2018.09.02.114 - View-master stereoscope (Sawyer's)

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View-master stereoscope (Sawyer's)

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2018.09.02.114

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  • [ca.1951] (Creation)
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    Sawyer's Inc.
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    Portland (OR)

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1 piece of photographic viewing eqipment : view master stereoscope ; 1 photographic image : 14 three-dimensional colour transparencies on 1 reel ; 9 x 10 x 10 cm

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([between ca.1919 and 1966])

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American company that manufactured three-dimensional view masters, three-dimensional reels and projectors.

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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). 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.

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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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