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stereoscopic viewerTru View Viewer with Filmstrips

Tru Vue Viewer Set with 6 Stereoscopic Filmstrips c.1949, this is a cool Tru Vue Viewer with 6 stereoscopic 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 these films. This nice collectors set includes the Tru-Vue Viewer, 6 stereoscopic filmstrips, and original box (Tru Vue Library Case). The box is in fair condition, the lid has detached and has some tape on one end. Purchase Here

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Vintage Catholic Style Thorens Movement Music Box  Made in Switzerland 

Beautiful Vintage Music Box with Thorens Movement and made in Switzerland. Made of celluloid with wonderfully detailed stain glass decals on each panel. Wind it up, push the little gold tinted button and the box starts to play. As it plays “Ava Maria de Gounod” the 6 panels slowly open to reveal 5 different Catholic Saints. 1 panel has a holder for the Holy Water bottle. The music stops, leaving the doors/panels open to explore. Press the button again and it plays ” Ava Maria de Schubert” as the doors slowly close again.

Antique Underwood Stereo-Viewer Vintage 1901 

1901 Underwood and Underwood Stereo-Viewer with 5 Stereoview CardsThis Antique Underwood and Underwood Sun Sculpture Stereo Viewer is in good age specific condition (some of the felt around the edge of viewer has rolled back) and includes 5 assorted Stereoview Cards circa 1909 that are in fair condition (1 has a small pencil mark on it).


Antique Postcard Moveable Fan View Themed Unused Early 1900s (fpc285) 

Beautiful Antique Postcard with colorful floral fan motif. Unused, from the early 1900’s and simply wonderful. Kept in a BCW postcard sleeve. Rubs at corners noted, (see pics for details) . Very unique card. The fan opens and closes to show multiple pictures.

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Brownie 8mm Movie Camera Model 2 

Vintage Brownie Movie Camera – The Lens is 13mm f/2.3 on this collectible Brownie Movie Camera. This series of Kodak Movie Camera was made from 1956 to 1960 in Rochester, NY USA.

Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A with Polaroid BC Flash 

Vintage Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A (Highlander) with Polaroid BC Flash Model 281 Vintage 1957

Land Camera Specs:

Lens: 100mm f8.8 3-element glass

Shutter: 2-speed everset rotary-leaf design; 1/25 and 1/100 plus Bulb

Flash: M-sync via Polaroid Hot Shoe

Exposure set by Light Value scale

Rigid viewfinder on top of camera

Scale focus by rotating lens front-element, no rangefinder

Self-erecting bellows design

Original GE Apollo Systems Bumper Sticker 

Apollo Space Program Bumper Sticker Original General Electric Issue – Offered here is an original bumper sticker put out by General Electric in Daytona Beach Florida mid 60′s for its employees working on the Apollo Program. Sticker proudly states “I Work on Apollo Apollo Systems General Electric.


Vintage European Vacation Scrapbook from 1961 

European Vacation Scrapbook from 1961. England, Scotland, Norway, Germany and more, Full of postcards, itinerary, baggage tags, maps, receipts, and much more. Measures: 13 x 12 inches

1940s Photo Album Full of Photographs 

Vintage 1940’s Photo/Scrap Book full of black and white photographs. Fabulous photos dated from 1940-1941. Bathing beauties, friends, men in uniform, Christmas, and much, much more. A total of 101 photos that are placed in the album using corner tabs. The photos are not glued, and easily removed for all of you crafting needs or collecting. Measures: 13 x 10 inches


Stereoscopy (also called stereo-view, stereoscopic, 3-D) is a technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image.

Human vision uses several cues to determine relative depths in a perceived scene.

Some of these cues include:

  • Stereopsis
  • Accommodation of the eyeball (focus)
  • Occlusion of one object by another
  • Subtended visual angle of an object of known size
  • Linear perspective (convergence of parallel edges)
  • Vertical position (objects higher in the scene generally tend to be perceived as further away)
  • Haze, desaturation, and a shift to bluishness
  • Change in size of textured pattern detail

All the above cues, with the exception of the first two, are present in traditional two-dimensional images such as paintings, photographs, and television. Stereoscopy is the enhancement of the illusion of depth in a photograph, movie, or other two-dimensional image by presenting a slightly different image to each eye, and thereby adding the first of these cues (stereopsis) as well. It is important to note that the second cue is still not satisfied and therefore the illusion of depth is incomplete.

Antique Stereoviewer
Antique Stereoviewer

Many 3D displays use this method to convey images. It was first invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838. Stereoscopy is used in photography and also for entertainment through the production of stereo-grams aka stereo-view cards. Stereoscopy is useful in viewing images rendered from large multi-dimensional data sets such as are produced by experimental data. Modern industrial three dimensional photography may use 3D scanners to detect and record 3 dimensional information. The three-dimensional depth information can be reconstructed from two images using a computer by corresponding the pixels in the left and right images. Solving the Correspondence problem in the field of Computer Vision aims to create meaningful depth information from two images. Traditional stereoscopic photography consists of creating a 3-D illusion starting from a pair of 2-D images. The easiest way to enhance depth perception in the brain is to provide the eyes of the viewer with two different images, representing two perspectives of the same object, with a minor deviation exactly equal to the perspectives that both eyes naturally receive in binocular vision. If eyestrain and distortion are to be avoided, each of the two 2-D images preferably should be presented to each eye of the viewer so that any object at infinite distance seen by the viewer should be perceived by that eye while it is oriented straight ahead, the viewer’s eyes being neither crossed nor diverging. When the picture contains no object at infinite distance, such as a horizon or a cloud, the pictures should be spaced correspondingly closer together. During the 1800s and early 1900s many people enjoyed viewing these stereoview3-D Images typically with a wooden viewer comprised of 2 glass lenses enclosed in a viewing “shroud” attached to a length of wood with an intersecting wood support that has a wire holder on each side to hold the card. Several companies manufactured the stereo-viewers and the stereo-view cards to view. Many themes and types of images were printed on the cards and several collectible sets (although rare) still exist. One set is a self promotional series of cards published by Sears Roebuck and Company, other notable sets include exotic destinations, historical sites, personal events.

Antique Stereoview Card
Antique Stereoview Card

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