ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Condition Early Antique Wooden Victorian Stereo "Stereoptican" Viewer. PATENTED by Underwood & Underwood. DESCRIPTION: Particularly nicely made wooden antique Victorian stereo viewer, also known as a "stereoptican" device.
Made of nicely finished wood, with fancy silver hood and trim. It is an interesting device that holds stereo view cards to provide a 3-dimensional photo effect. It enables sliding the card holder back and forth as needed to enable precise focus according to each individual person's preference. Has both clips on the sides to hold each card in place.It also is fitted with 2 thick magnification lenses to enlarge the detail of the stereo photos and a "hood" to facilitate clear vision as shown. Has a fancy turned folding wooden handle on the bottom to hold the device while viewing and a nice silver slide to move the arm and stereo card back and forth for focus. These units were extremely popular during the late 1800s - early 1900s. This style is one of the earlier models.
Has nice maker's name information stamped in the wood on the bottom as shown, "Underwood and Underwood". Scans show all the details. THIS IS A VERY NICE, WELL MADE, COMPLETE, AND FUNCTIONAL UNIT!It is also perfect as an antique decorator, or again, IT CAN STILL BE USED. Beautiful finish on the wood and virtually no wear on the hood. Wood finish looks very nice with the bright silver. IF YOU WANTED THE BEST CONDITION, NICEST MADE STEREO VIEWER YOU COULD FIND, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE ONE!! YOU WILL NOT FIND ONE BETTER.
I will include several original stereo cards that can be used with this. Measures approximately 13" long x 7" wide x 4 high (not counting handle length). The item "GORGEOUS Antique Victorian 3-D Underwood Photo Viewer Stereoptican, withCards" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts.
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