Tru Vue Viewer Set with 6 Filmstrips c.1949
Cool Tru Vue Viewer with 6 Filmstrips, the films are the breathtaking "Around the World" Tru-Vue Films numbered 1 through 6, catalog numbers are 1504, 1505, 1506, 1539, 1540, 1541. The Viewer is in good condition, it has a hairline crack on one side that does not effect the form or function of the viewer. We viewed several of the films and were amazed at the images on the films. This nice collectors set includes the Tru-Vue Viewer, 6 films, and original box (Tru Vue Library Case). The box is in fair condition, the lid has detached and has some tape on one end. This kit is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.
Where was the Tru Vue Company located?
Tru-Vue Inc located in Rock Island, Illinois USA manufactured the Tru Vue viewers from 1931 to 1952. Originally founded in 1931, the company grew dramatically through the 1940s after exhibiting at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, IL. The original viewers used 35mm filmstrips containing 14 stereo-views, which are pulled through the viewer using a lever. Tru-Vue sold over a million reels of film in 1949 and 1950 saw Tru-Vue introduce their first color filmstrips to compete with Sawyers View-Master. There were over 400 filmstrips made by Tru-Vue, more were available from third-party manufacturers. The Tru-Vue company was bought out by Sawyer View-Master in 1952 mostly for the rights to the Disney licenses held by Tru Vue.