Item - Vintage Viewmaster Model J (AKA... European Model 10) Mickey Mouse Viewer, Circa 1989 in full working order (please see all photos)
Maker - GAF Corporation of Belgium
Stamps - The Viewer is moulded to the rear with 3D VIEW-MASTER and MADE IN BELGIUM... the mask is also moulded with details (please see pics)
Type - Model J View-Master Viewer with Mask
Circa - 1989
Construction - Plastic
Country of Origin - Belgium
Dimensions - 6" by 4" (height - 6.125")
Weight - 152 gram
Condition - The Viewer is in Excellent Used Condition and fully working (please refer to pics).
Other Interesting Points - Although today the View-Master is mainly considered as a toy, it's original appeal and use was geared towards families and adults and as alternative to the picture postcards and earlier simple stereoscopic viewers. The first viewers and reels were produced after a chance meeting between Harold Graves (president of Sawyers - a Postcard Company) and photographer William Gruber who was experimenting with stereo photography on 35mm film. Shortly after, Gruber was to invent the first View-Master system of round discs carrying stereo pairs and a simple-to-operate hand-held viewer, Graves loved the idea and together they formed a partnership and started production. The Model A Viewer as it was to be known was unveiled at the 1939 New York World's Fair and was an instant success. During WW2 the US government purchased 100,000 View-Masters and six million disk to aid soldiers identify enemy planes, artillery and ships from far away. The humble View-Master has continued to entertain many generations and has been produced in many styles with this particular example dating from the 1980s.
(Please see all Photos).
POSTAGE & PACKAGING
There is a charge of £3.00 for Postage and Packaging to all U.K. Residents (Standard UK Delivery), we will also ship Worldwide please check table below for delivery costs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact!
|Next Day UK Delivery||£9.00|
|Signed For UK Delivery||£4.00|
|Standard UK Delivery||£3.00|
|Air Mail Europe||£6.00|
|Air Mail Outside Europe||£12.00|