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Vintage Stereoscope & Slides

  Lot # 008
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Vintage Stereoscope with 6 Slides. The original stereoscopic apparatus was invented in 1838 by Sir Charles Wheatstone. This optical marvel took the world by storm in the mid 19th century, becoming the first ever mass-produced photographic images sold, and a precursor to the motion picture phenomena.  They were so popular that it is said that every Victorian home—regardless of class—had a stereoscope and a collection of views sold in a range of prices. It was only in 2009 that the scenic views were finally discontinued completely. 

  • Condition Very Good for age
  • Size 12 x 5
  • Location Living Room
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  • Lot # 008
  • System ID # 34583641
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