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Claymore Co. (Cedaredge, Colo.)

The stereoscope.

Cedaredge, Colorado : Claymore Co., [approximately 2012?]
Physical Description:
1 stereoscope : wood, glass, leather, and brass ; 37 cm long x 19 cm wide x 24 cm tall (assembled)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS513 .C53a Flat A
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
To be assembled from four pieces: stereoscope body, card holder, handle, and base. The body is primarily in wood. The viewer hood is crafted from leather, and pieces of hardware are brass.
"Enjoy the fascination and excitement of viewing old time, classic pictures in almost magical depth, dimension and detail ... Hand-finished solid walnut, precision optics, focus adjusting slide, decorative walnut stand, folder on the history and use of the stereoscope and how to take your own 3D pictures."--Manufacturer's original box (packaging).
"10E11"--Box side.
"Around 1861, Joseph L. Bates built the now familiar Holmes Viewer at the request of his friend, Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes had designed a viewer for cards that was much easier to use than the older style steropticons."--Information sheet.
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies, housed together. With original box.
Subject Terms:
Bates, Joseph L., 1806 or 1807-1886.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Optical instruments.

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