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Stereoscope

Object Number: 
INV.1117
Date: 
1873-1880
Medium: 
Wood, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 17.1 x 10.8 cm ) open: 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 22.2 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on brass plate affixed to underside: "PATENTED / JUNE 3-1873. / BAZIN"
Description: 
Collapsible, hand-held stereoscope with thin, rectangular wooden handle with sliding card mount and hinged extention at one end supporting brass wire frame with rectangular wooden mounts with circular lenses.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group