Item 2018.09.02.168 - Stereo Realist Viewer

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Stereo Realist Viewer

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  • [ca. 1941-1971] (Creation)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscopic viewer ; 4 x 11.5 x 14.5 cm

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Item is made of black bakelite with red buttons and knobs. It has double element glass (achromat) lenses, interocular adjustment, and a dial for focus. It takes the Realist format slide (slide outside dimensions 1-5/8 x 4 inches) and has a slit to put these slides in.

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Good condition

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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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Realist - Red Button - modified vintage stereo slide viewer DC. Retrieved from

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