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5214. View-Master Stereoscope

5214. View-Master Stereoscope

Black plastic viewer for View-Master reels made in USA in the original box with instruction card. Few signs of use.

Price: £11
Guide Prices: $17 €.16

 

5673. Kaleidoscope by Charles. G. Bush & Co. Boston U.S.A.

5673. Kaleidoscope by Charles. G. Bush & Co. Boston U.S.A.

An good example with the mahogany stand stamped : 'C. G. Bush patented NOV. 17 1874' this is the stand which can be dismantled for storage, the patent was filed May 22 1874. Brass mounted rotatable 'ships wheel cell' containing liquid filled ampoules, the whole in excellent condition including the morroco style covering. Height 37 cm. Cell ext. dia. 7.7cm. This one is sold but I know of another for sale

SOLD

 

5674. Kinora Reel Young girls washing clothes

5674. Kinora Reel Young girls washing clothes

With brass centre numbered 9 shows two girls washing clothes in a bucket with a lot of splashing and movement and hanging them on a washing line. An uncommon reel in working condition but with some normal wear and curl on edges of leaves. Actual image size 24 x 18mm. (standard 35mm. cine size)

SOLD

 

5994. Smith Beck and Beck 'New Achromatic Stereoscope'

5994. Smith Beck and Beck 'New Achromatic Stereoscope'

introduced c. 1858. Selected mahogany and brass, high quality rack focussing English box viewer. Suitable for normal cards, transparencies and daguerreotypes. Hinged flap on top with internal mirror opens for light to cards or daguerreotypes. Stores upside down into matching box base with a recessed brass carrying handle. Storage recess in the box for a mirror/white back reflector (as usual not present). Original lacquer on all parts clean and excellent with minor spotting except for one hinge and on the external handle which has slightly more darkening. Lenses clean and clear, smooth focusing.
Note: most unusually. the brass around the external handle is engraved with details of presumably the original owner, perhaps as a presentation: 'W. A. Smith November 11 1875.'

SOLD

 

6082. Microphotograph by J. B. Dancer

6082. Microphotograph by J. B. Dancer

First produced by Dancer using the wet collodion process in 1853. These greatly interested Sir David Brewster who in 1856 exhibited some of Dancer's microphotographs at The Academie des Sciences in Paris and later in Florence and Rome. This example mounted, as usual, on a standard glass microscope slide has Dancer's yellow label: 'Her Majesty The Queen, The Princess Royal and Prince of Wales.' and 'painted by E Landseer and engraved by S. Cousins. J.B.D.' Excellent condition.

SOLD

 

6083. Microphotograph: Miranda

6083. Microphotograph: Miranda

mounted, as usual, on a standard glass microscope slide has Label : 'Photograph Miranda 92' Excellent condition.

Price: £65
Guide Prices: $100 €.90

 

6085. Microphotograph: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross

6085. Microphotograph: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross

c. 1859 mounted, as usual, on a standard glass microscope slide and has label : 'PHOTOGRAPH Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross' and initialled by the photographer: 'A. R.' Note: Alfred Reeves, 1829-1907, the photographer is the subject of an excellent web page by Brian Stevenson http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artdec08/bs-slides3.html
Note: Commission sale for a client.

Price: £69
Guide Prices: $106 €.95

 

6087. Microphotograph: Crystal Palace, The Medieval Court

6087. Microphotograph: Crystal Palace, The Medieval Court

mounted, as usual, on a standard glass microscope slide and has label, hand written in ink: 'Crystal Palace. The Medieval Court.' Note: the apparent flares in the image are due to my makeshift use of an antique microscope to photograph the images. The image is excellent and sharp.

Price: £65
Guide Prices: $100 €.90

 

6088. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

6088. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

Thin card 6 5/8 x 3 3/8' (16 x 7.6 cm.) with a coloured drawing at each end. When viewed with both eyes open through a stereo viewer these merge to form a single picture. 5. Parrot & cage. Damaged corners as shown.

Price: £40
Guide Prices: $62 €.55

 

6090. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

6090. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

Thin card 6 5/8 x 3 3/8' (17 x 8.5 cm.) with a coloured drawing at each end. When viewed with both eyes open through a stereo viewer these merge to form a single picture. 6. Gentleman & pickpocket. Damaged corner as shown.

Price: £40
Guide Prices: $62 €.55

 

6091. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

6091. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

Thin card 6 5/8 x 3 3/8' (17 x 8.5 cm.) with a coloured drawing at each end. When viewed with both eyes open through a stereo viewer these merge to form a single picture. 7 . Performing dogs & hoop. Damaged corner as shown.

Price: £40
Guide Prices: $62 €.55

 

6093. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

6093. Optical Transpositions for stereo viewer

Thin card 6 5/8 x 3 3/8' (17 x 8.5 cm.) with a coloured drawing at each end. When viewed with both eyes open through a stereo viewer these merge to form a single picture. 4. Cobbler? & client.

Price: £40
Guide Prices: $62 €.55

 

6097. Stereo Autochrome of Clumber House taken 1924

6097. Stereo Autochrome of Clumber House taken 1924

Showing a view of the house and garden Labelled 'Clumber house 3/10/24' Glass slide. The first commercially successful colour process invented by the Lumière brothers and introduced in 1907. Transparency 6 x 13cm. A few yellow stains (see my picture) Looks beautiful in a viewer. Part of a collection taken during the first 35 years of the century by Rev. S. Pegley from the area of Retford, Northern Nottinghamshire in England. Clickhere to see his picture. Use your back button to return) Note: Clumber house and Park is a country park in the Dukeries near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, England. It was the seat of the Pelham-Clintons, Dukes of Newcastle. It is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. See the Wikipedia or National trust sites.

Price: £40
Guide Prices: $62 €.55

 

6104. Polyrama Panoptique early 19th century metamorphic viewer

6104. Polyrama Panoptique early 19th century metamorphic viewer

French; early 1800s, Green/gilt paper covered wood body with viewing lens, paper bellows and twentyfive 20 x 14.5 cm hand-coloured wood framed panoptique views showing day/night and metamorphic scenes of London, Paris,Venice and other cities. Three of these rare and fragile views have transparent tape repairs but all the others are excellent. The viewer has a small aluminium bracket added at the front and the rear wire hook has been replaced with a pin but otherwise in exceptional condition. The views in a wooden box.

Price: £2475
Guide Prices: $3787 €.3391

 

6132. Antique rare Stereo Ambrotype of Raglan Castle Wales UK.

6132. Antique rare Stereo Ambrotype of Raglan Castle Wales UK.

Stereo Ambrotypes are rarer than stereo Daguerreotypes and outdoor images are rarer! This is an excellent example of an outdoor image showing the entrance and one of the Towers of the castle in Monmouthshire Wales. A figure in the foreground carries a bucket. The image dates from the 1850s. "Raglan Castle" is written in script on the plain reverse.
O/all size: 17 x 8.5 cm. (6 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch)
Condition: All excellent with original dark red binding and grey rear cover paper. A few internal dust spots but no damage to the image
Built in 1430 the castle was taken by Oliver Cromwell’s forces after thirteen weeks of siege in the English Civil War during 1646. The Ivy has since been removed. For more information see Wikipedia.

Price: £150
Guide Prices: $230 €.206

 

6233. Antique Reynaud Praxinoscope optical toy.

6233. Antique Reynaud Praxinoscope optical toy.

Patented in Paris Aug 1877 and England Nov. 1877 by Emile Reynaud. Spins on a spindle on a turned-wooden stand. Complete with shade holder which clips on a candle when used with a holder (not included)
Five picture strips, Some deterioration to the mirrors, two original mirrors probably replaced with original praxinoscope mirrors some time ago but still working. The drum, stand and picture strips are in unusually excellent condition. The pictures show the condition. Dia approx. 22 cm. Height to top of mirrors approx. 20cm.

Price: £425
Guide Prices: $651 €.583

 

6254. Antique Kaleidoscope on table stand.

6254. Antique Kaleidoscope on table stand.

A nice, 19th century, table model, probably made in Germany with "ships wheel" rotating cell. Black and gilded cast metal stand. Original glass beads including liquid filled ampules. 31cm (12.5 inches) high by 28 cm. (11 inches) long . Mottled silver finish paint on tube mostly worn off.
  I have attempted to photograph the images but cannot get a full field of view with the camera through the small eyepiece hole.  The patterns are excellent and sharp when viewed with the eye.
The images show the general condition.

Price: £450
Guide Prices: $689 €.617

 


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