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Israel Stollman collection of stereographs, 1850-1979, undated

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Stollman (Israel) collection
Series IV. Stereoviewers, 1860-1979 6.7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Stollman collected a variety of stereoviewers ranging from free-standing pedestal viewers to handheld viewers to compact collapsible viewers. Some of the viewers were made to accompany the stereoscopes produced by a specific publisher and are of more of a mass-produced nature, while others, especially the nineteenth-century models made by opticians and cabinet makers as parlor pieces, exhibit the qualities of small pieces of finished cabinetry.
Arranged as found in collection.
74 Stéréofilms Bruguière Stéreoscope, 1950s?
Black leatherette cardboard and plastic box viewer with original cardboard box (lid detached); lenses detached (lacking one lens). Printed on box: Stéréofilms Bruguière / Stéreoscope / pour / positifs 45-107.
75 Keystone televiewer, approximately 1931
Blue plastic viewer with grey rattail neck cord (not original); missing stereoholder, lightbulb attachment, and handle. Patented in 1931 (patent number 160196) and in production until approximately 1948.
box item
76 1 Keystone expandable viewer, 1933?
Burgundy and black metal viewer for 4 3/8 in. glass [?] stereographs. Possibly a viewer from Keystone's Chicago 1933 World's Fair set.
76 2 Soviet SKF-1 viewer, 1970s?
Yellow and black plastic viewer.
box item
77 1 Coronet 3-D viewer, approximately 1954
Black plastic folding stereoviewer for black-and-white stereo prints or film transparencies with original paper wrapper. Made in Birmingham, England.
77 2 Solsona expandable viewer, 1930s
Black metal viewer for 7.5 cm glass [?] stereographs. Printed on face: Solsona / Galletas / Chocolates / Madrid / Barcelona.
78** Pedestal stereoviewer, between 1860 and 1910
79** Tabletop stereographoscope, between 1860 and 1910
Rosewood [?] stereographoscope of nineteenth century French or English origin with a large attached magnifying glass for viewing cabinet cards. The stereograph holder is lacking the smoked or frosted glass backing necessary for backlighting tissue stereographs.
80** Handheld viewer, between 1860 and 1910
Burlwood or bird's-eye maple case with brass and glass fittings.

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