Sawyer's View-Master

Side view of a transparency viewer showing the screens where the light is filtered through. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the slot for the transparency disc. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the screens where the light is filtered through. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the eye pieces. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the eye pieces.
Side view of a transparency viewer showing the screens where the light is filtered through. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the slot for the transparency disc. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the screens where the light is filtered through. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the eye pieces. Side view of a transparency viewer showing the eye pieces.

Description

A 1950s Viewmaster 3D transparency viewer, made of compression moulded phenol formaldehyde. The ViewMaster system was invented in the late 1930s as an improved 'stereoscope', superseding the ones that had been popular at the turn of the century, smaller, neater and in colour too. The ViewMaster's heydays were in the 1940s and 1950s when they became very popular. This example has a disc of 7 image pairs.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "View-Master. Made in Belgium by Sawyer's Europe. Brussels." (back)

Object number

AIBDC : 006351SA

Date

1950 - 1959 (circa)

Country

Dimensions
Width
105mm
Height
75mm
Depth
90mm

Colour