Vintage Stuff

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    • #92250
      Karen Amendola
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      Ever see one of these? I found it in my in-laws basement.
      Stereoscope

    • #92353
      Stewart
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      WOW! Cherry find! super cool!

    • #92479

      What is it?

    • #92492
      Kenneth Wong
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      Is that a stereoscope? @karamen

    • #92497
      Karen Amendola
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      It’s called a stereoscope. I found it with a big batch of images. It looks old, but it may be a reproduction. Still pretty cool! You look through the viewer and the two images become one in 3D.

    • #92498
      Karen Amendola
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      It’s called a stereoscope. I found it with a big batch of images. It looks old, but it may be a reproduction. Still pretty cool! You look through the viewer and the two images become one in 3D.

    • #92500
      Karen Amendola
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      Here is the principle (from Wikipedia)

      “Two separate images are printed side-by-side. When viewed without a stereoscopic viewer the user is required to force his eyes either to cross, or to diverge, so that the two images appear to be three. Then as each eye sees a different image, the effect of depth is achieved in the central image of the three.
      A simple stereoscope is limited in the size of the image that may be used. A more complex stereoscope uses a pair of horizontal periscope-like devices, allowing the use of larger images that can present more detailed information in a wider field of view. The stereoscope is essentially an instrument in which two photographs of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, are simultaneously presented, one to each eye. Each picture is focused by a separate lens, and the two lenses are inclined so as to shift the images toward each other and thus ensure the visual blending of the two images into one three-dimensional image.”

    • #92736
      jessicacollins
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      nice click…..

    • #92768
      Karen Amendola
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    • #92771
      Stewart
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      That is worth a fortune… I see a new camera sitting there! 😉

    • #92782
      Karen Amendola
      Participant

      I did some research. It sells for around $150 US. Maybe it will get me a tripod. Anyone want to bid on it?? 🙂

    • #93091
      Rachael Towne
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      My husband has one of those, along with a stack of steroscopic photos. It was passed down to him through several generations. It really is a beautiful relic!

    • #93107
      Karen Amendola
      Participant

      I have a bunch of photos, too…so interesting!! It’s a great party conversation piece.

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