Monday, July 6, 2009

Remember the View Master?

A lovely friend here has shared his family's collection from Lenoir, North Carolina. I just LOVED this one!

I threaded the tiny film rolls and peered at extremely cool 3D shots - the little clicker advancing the film. My sisters and I had the ViewMaster, (mid 1950's) with the round discs - I remember especially Peter Pan! I just adored them all!
Here's the eBay link to the current listing and all the photos:


1946 Brown Case Tru Vue Stereoscope all brown streamlined viewer: with its original box and instructional card with 17 film rolls, red and silver "piano key" boxes from the 1930s - 1940s,
This wonderful stereoscope and film collection has spent its life here North Carolina. It is in good working condition, all parts move freely. The film collection appears to be very good - the boxes are all intact, the films firm and springy, with some unusual and possibly rare collectible numbers included.

Tru-Vue stereoscopes were introduced at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, before the View-Master appeared Most of the filmstrips contain 14 pairs of stereo pictures. These films are quite collectible, and lots of fun to view yourself!

Take a look at the collector pages for the View-Master & Tru-Vue Collector's Association (VTCA) for great history of this viewer and films. Thank you, gentlemen, for the excellent site!

103 Birds from Everywhere
105 Brookfield Zoo
206 In the Days of ‘49
509 Hollywood -1- (in a box for 1110, Land of the Sky)
510 Hollywood -2-
512 Long Beach (California)
516 Mount Wilson
1001 Atlantic City **
1012 New York City
1101 Asheville, North Carolina **
1307 Hollywood Personalities **
1310 Movies in the Making **

1504 Around the World -1-
1505 Around the World -2-
1506 Around the World -3-
1509 Egypt (in a box for 1505, Around the World)
1515 Honolulu

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