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Peerless Pictures

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:53 pm
by JC
Johnny Burley wrote a short piece in issue 42 about his Peerless Pictures viewer, and of his memories of these machines as a boy (and what boy doesn't like looking at dirty pictures)? Johnny commented on how reliable his machine is, and as an operator, I can confirm that Peerless machines are renowned for their reliability.

Here's the picture of Johnny's very smart machine, plus an internal view which I didn't publish in the magazine, as I thought it would be too dark for b&w.

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:12 pm
by grabber
these are great machines ive got one myself
i think if they where made in a wood cabinet more people would wont one
its a pity they look like an old filling cabinet

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:13 pm
by davethebirdman
There is one that appears regularly on Ebay.. Bit high end on price.. It looks like the front cover is missing something it
appears to be bare metal. I've never had the pleasure of seeing one in the flesh, would that be right? Or would it have originally had
some decoration??

Dave

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:55 am
by grabber
these machines are made of sheet metal
what you see in the picture is what you get
no other decoration

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:11 pm
by treefrog
Never owned a viewer, but quite like the look of these and of course there is one on ebay at the mo, that I am tempted with....trouble is known little about them. Anyone know if this one looks all there....I know as seller states backflash is not original and the cast flash has a chip.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200947167549? ... 1423.l2648

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:50 am
by gameswat
Great machine, but there are two different models shown above. The second green case version for sale on eBay is the lesser of the two as only a mono viewer, ie single image. The first red machine here is the far more desirable as it's the stereo viewer, ie double images in three dimensions. Not sure why they bothered with the non-stereo model in the first place as stereo card viewers were old technology by this time? Don't think I've even know of any other non-stereo viewers now that i think about it??

Re: Peerless Pictures

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:51 pm
by treefrog
Thanks Gameswat, would never have noticed this, eh the double images on the cards.... Love the look of these, even if not to everyone's taste.....Will see how my finger resists the temptation, but really want a viewer now and either one of these or one of the British Mutoscopes appeal. Wish I had gone for the one at the Coventry auction a couple of years ago.....