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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby bryans fan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:56 am

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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!

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby bob » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm

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.

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby brigham » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am

It looks like a stereo viewer for someone with a very large head.

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby andyo1967 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 am

Hello
I'm looking for a Colorscope Stereo Viewer with original box, anyone for sale?

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby atticbrowser » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 am

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.

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 pm

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.
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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby bryans fan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:34 pm

I too looked at this and came to the conclusion that it had been adapted to coin op.

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby badpenny » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm

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?

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Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

Postby atticbrowser » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm

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.


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