|Stereographs project |
Cincinnati, OH, US
[1-3] Made self-contained cylindrical metal
stereoscope, patent dates 13 to 22. Device was
coin-operated for use in arcades or on store
counters; for a penny, viewer got to see fifteen
cards related thematically. Total capacity of
the viewer was 90 views. Most of the views used
were lithographs from a variety of companies,
rarely real photos on heavy paper, source
unknown. Views were sometimes issued in boxed
sets, pre-cut to fit the internal holders.
Views were not made especially for the viewer;
there was a cutting device to notch any view to
fit. Some groups of views were made up with
special lead-in cards for several series known
as "Whiting's Miniature Museum"; "This set of
views can be seen if you drop a penny in coin
slot and pull trigger each time you want the
scene to change." Viewers were in use up until
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the United States of America, (National Stereoscopic Association)
|Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.|
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