Item 2018.09.02.157 - Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

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Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

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  • [ca.1970] (Manufacturing)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscopic view ; 8 x 10 x 9 cm

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Item is a white plastic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Lestrade in France. Body of the 3D viewer is held together by rivets with a metal advance lever between the lenses. Item used stereo cards cards with transparencies. Cards are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. Viewer can be used with ambient light. Item comes in original box and with original 1970 catalogue listing all the stereo cards, attachments and other stereoscopic product available through Lestrade.

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Collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018.


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