Viewer - graphostereoscope; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.364

Name/Title

Viewer - graphostereoscope

About this object

Graphostereoscope for viewing photographs. Varnished wooden case which unfolds at bottom so that a hinged foot can be put in slots which raises viewer to 1 or 2 heights. Lid has 1 large and 2 small magnifying glasses. One flap on lower side of lid pulls down and the other across to set up viewer. Flap on top tray pulls up. Brass guides for photograph. Flap hinged to wood which moves along runners in side of back.
A stereoscope is an optical instrument through which two pictures of the same object, taken from slightly different points of view, are seen one by each eye, producing the effect of 3 dimensional picture. Modern stereoscopes are principally used for air photo interpretation. Early stereoscopes were used for viewing stereo cards or photographs on a range of subjects


Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Wood
Metal
Glass

Measurements

H 65mm x L 230mm x W 140mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Photographic equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Viewing equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Photographic equipment

Object number

CR1977.364

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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