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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:56 am
by bryans fan
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I thought Bob might like to see this picture I have, sorry it took so long for me to find it and take a photo!

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm
by bob
Thanks Bryans fan. I've got a copy of this print among my collection of peepshow viewer prints. Precinema has been one of my interests for a very long time. With the Mutoscope my long time interests in cinema and pre-cinema history and coin op come together.
The peepshow in the illustration does look like a stereo viewer but I think that actually it's a peepshow meant to be used by two people at a time sitting side by side on the bench.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am
by brigham
It looks like a stereo viewer for someone with a very large head.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 am
by andyo1967
Hello
I'm looking for a Colorscope Stereo Viewer with original box, anyone for sale?

Regards
Andy

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 am
by atticbrowser
We had an interesting discussion about coin operated stereo viewers just over a year ago. I learned a lot. I notice there is a stereo viewer, in rather sad shape, in the upcoming Elephant House auction. Seeing it prompts me to say that if anyone sets about restoring this, or any other stereo viewer, I will be pleased to help with advising on suitable replacement stereo images. The slides in the Elephant House machine are what we refer to as ‘Realist’ format or 5 sprocket format, although one pair appears to be different. I was, for some years, the Hon. Curator of the Stereoscopic Society and can probably help track down any stereo images, slides or prints, that are needed.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 pm
by pennymachines
This one sold for £300 a couple of days ago at Chalkwell Auctions:
A 19th Century French oak cased coin operated stereo viewer with multiple stereo cards (coin operation disabled)
I wonder if this was originally coin-op or simply adapted from a domestic model.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:34 pm
by bryans fan
I too looked at this and came to the conclusion that it had been adapted to coin op.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm
by badpenny
atticbrowser wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 am
I was, for some years, the Hon. Curator of the Stereoscopic Society and can probably help track down any stereo images, slides or prints, that are needed.
Fascinating, and how far apart are your eyes?

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm
by atticbrowser
badpenny wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Fascinating, and how far apart are your eyes?
I had them surgically adjusted years ago to be the same distance apart as the two lenses on my stereo viewers.

PS I also think this is a standard parlour table top viewer that has been adjusted to coin-operation.

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm
by paulbohlmann
Hi atticbrowser,

you showed a picture from inside of one of your machines:
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could you show a picture from outside / the front.
Looks like the "Maxim" build by Automatenbau Pfronten.
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I have one under restoration which is at the moment just a
bunch of garbage....
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Regards Marco