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STEREO VIEWERS
Stereo pic need stereo viewers. In fact it's a simple device: 2 lenses (for the eyes) a place to put the stereo-pic in front of the lenses and focus by moving the pic back and forth. some viewers were fancy and well build (especialy the early ones). The later ones are simple and practical made.

A fancy BREWSTER'S STEREOSCOPE viewer   1850-60

The eary BREWSTER'S type stereoviewers had fixed lenses thus had fixed focus. Later models had a focusind device or mechanism. An opening door at the top of the viewer had a mirror, allowing the light to fall on the slide/view inside the viewer, to support viewing transparent views.

UNIQUE RUSSIAN STEREOSCOPE - 1860-1900?
SPECIALLY MADE FOR RUSSIAN PILIGRIMS VISITNG JERUSALEM

Thanks to David Silvera (An Italian guide to Jerusalem) I found that viewer in a shop not far from the Holy Sepulchre in Old Jerusalem. The text is in Old Russian (before the revolution of 1917) saying:  "BLESSINGS FROM THE GRAVE,  GOLGOTHA HILL, JERUSALEM"
A very unique viewer, not in great condition but unique

French GRAPHOSCOPE   1880-1900

wooden viewer, a large magnifieing glass and a pair of lenses for stereoviews, made from 3 parts that folds and close as a box.
Those became very popular during the grand 1900s International expositions in Paris
 

classic HOLMES type stereo-viewers



Using a STEREOSCOPE a fancy 1870s stereoviewer
with an image of a bird on the velvet-hood
In the peak period of the stereoviews (around 1900) almost every stereoview's publisher also sold his own stereoviewer.
common types are:


The Perfecscope by H. C. WHITE
Rare with a table stand
Underwood&Underwood
Common wood & metal hood viewer



Unknown maker, 1890?
Special black metal & wood viewer
The Stereo Graphoscope, 1900
Brass bird-eyes lenses in a nice maple hood



 ROTOSCOPE   1910?
A metal viewer, folds to a look like a book


TELEBINOCULAR  ,KEYSTONE,   1920?
A special all metal stereoviewer sold with the "WORLD" sets of stereoviews (by Keystone) and in a box designed like two books: STEREOGRAPHIC LIBRARY (VOL I II).


 KEYSTONE "EYE COMFORT SERIES"  1940s-
As the demand for "touristic" stereoviews slowed the Keystone Company seeked for new markets, Here as an optical-aid.


simple folding viewers 1930s-1950s



Those kind of viewers accompanied stereo-cameras to view it's pic Both may be for the
CORONET 3-D camera
 




Classic wood slide  stereoviewer
A nice, classic wood viewer with adjustable focus
Wood slide ELECTRIC stereoviewer
strange looking viewer (hand made?) with an early battery


Cardboard stereoviewer (for B/W slides) FRANCE,   1940-1950
STEREOFILMS  BRUGUIERE  (positifs)


Map stereoviewer with Folding legs
suitable for viewing small stereoviews, common for military-aerial-stereos or maps



VIEWMASTER viewers

The first TRU-VUE viewer 1931
the early model with a strip of 35mm B/W film later was purchased by ViewMaster and the film was changed to pairs of slides on a cardboard


Many years (and models) of the ViewMaster viewers
LEFT to RIGHT:   1938- FIRST MODEL A , 1945- MODEL B, 1950s-MODEL C (the most common),1986- <ickey Mouse viewer

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