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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Returning to the Beauty Parade 3D viewers mentioned earlier by BP, I wonder if anyone has anything definitive about who made these. They're usually referred to as German and have much in common stylistically with German wall machines, but I've yet to find any German documentation. In fact, they seem conspicuously absent from German vintage slot websites and books.

I've owned several and usually they have English language instructions and names like 'Beauty Parade', 'Cabaret', 'Show-Show', 'Peep Show' etc. and work on the old thrupenny bit. A few years ago I saw one for sale on ebay (from Monark Cameras who specialise in 3D photo gear) which had this nameplate on it:
Serial No. 169 The "Stereomatic" REGD. PAT. APP. No. 695-58. Manufactured by A. D. S. PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTS LTD. MANCHESTER ENGLAND
I'm guessing the -58 might be the original date?

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby badpenny » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:09 pm

Strewth Mr P, I'm going to have a word with Nursey about that special stuff she puts in your Cocoa, I think it's stopped working.

You mention " 'Beauty Parade', 'Cabaret', 'Show-Show', 'Peep Show' " and then go on about Thruppeny Bits, more than enough innuendo for a gentleman of your advancing years I feel. :o

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby coppinpr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:15 pm

is the 3D the cup size? :o

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:06 pm

Please tell nursey I didn't look at the pictures !PRAY!! I'm only interested in the mechanisms. o0O0o

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby john t peterson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:17 pm

The proper term is "anatomy," Mr. PennyMachines, not "mechanism."

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:52 pm

Yes, I think that was the word I was looking for... :woops:

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby coppinpr » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:22 am

I was just doing some maintenance on the www.penny-arcade.info site and noticed we have a Kalloskop for sale on the site (id completely forgotten)
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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby andyo1967 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 pm

Hello
I'm looking for a coin op stereo viewer. Does anybody sell one?
Best Regards
Andy

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:23 pm

I don't know about the above Kalloscop but there's a Sculptoscope for auction in April at Donley Auctions in Illinois.
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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:31 pm

And if money's no object, there's this magnificent combined Stereoscope - Symphonion musical box c. 1895 (estimate €10,000 - 15,000) for sale by Auction Team Breker on 26th May.
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