Stereoscope viewer

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL33304
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Physical description Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1880-1905
Conflict Period 1900-1909

Wooden stereoscope made up of a curved viewing frame into which is mounted two glass lenses and from which extends an elongated platform. There is a vertical divider that extends on the platform for the first 85 mm from the viewer. Mounted on the platform is a movable focus adjustment bar onto which is fitted a small wire frame at each end. The word, 'MORGAN' is written in blue ink on a paper label that has been afixed to the bar. There is no handle.

History / Summary

Stereoscopes are used to view stereographic cards, which have two separate but identical images printed side-by-side. Viewing through the stereoscope creates the illusion of a three-dimensional image.