Item 2018.09.02.043 - Polyorama style stereoscope viewer with stand (Murray and Heath)

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Polyorama style stereoscope viewer with stand (Murray and Heath)

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  • [ca. 1858] (Manufacturing)
    Murrary and Heath
    London (UK)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscope with detachable stand ; 1 photographic images : glass stereograph ; 43 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

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Item is a wooden polyorama style stereoscope with a detachable brass stand made to be a handheld stereoscope or standing stereoscope. There is a glass stereograph of a park view inside the stereoscope. Item comes with 3 prize ribbons for "Best in Category" at the National Stereoscopic Association Photography Shows. Lenses in viewer slide out to the side for cleaning, Reflecting lid is fitted with a convex mrror. Written on base of stand: 34 Picadilly London Registered Feb 1858

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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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