Item - Vintage Unopened GAF Viewmaster Reel BD 116-1-E 'Tweety and Sylvester' in Unopened Blister Pack, Circa 1960s (please see all photos).
Maker - GAF of Belgium
Stamps - Printed Details (please see pics above)
Type - Unopened Single Reel in Blister Pack
Circa - 1960s
Country of Origin - Belgium
Dimensions - 9.5" by 4.5"
Weight - 18 gram
Condition - The Reel & Packaging are in Unopened and Unused Condition; though there is a small split to the base of the plastic seal (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 will do for years to come...
(Please see all Photos).
POSTAGE & PACKAGING
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|Next Day UK Delivery||£8.00|
|Signed For UK Delivery||£3.00|
|Standard UK Delivery||£2.00|
|Air Mail Europe||£3.00|
|Air Mail Outside Europe||£4.00|