Vintage Black Bakelite 3-D Viewmaster View Master Model C Stereoscope Viewer in Original Box 1950s c/w Reels DR 13 DR 14
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Item - Vintage Viewmaster Model C Viewer in Original Box complete with 2 Reels (DR-13 & DR-14) & 1955 Taj Mahal Reel List, Circa 1950s. The Viewer dates from the 1940s, though the reels and reel list are from the 1950s (please see all photos)
Maker - Sawyers of Portland, Oregon, USA
Stamps - The Viewer is moulded to the rear with the makers details and patent information (please see pics above)
Type - Model C Stereoscope 3-D Viewer
Circa - 1940/50s
Construction - Black Bakelite Plastic
Country of Origin - USA
Box Dimensions - 4.75" by 4" (height - 3.375")
Weight - 250 gram
Condition - The Viewer, Reels & Price List are in Excellent Used Condition; the box is in Very Good Used Condition though the top has had 3 of the corners taped (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 1940/50s.
(Please see all Photos).
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