Underwood Stereoscope Viewer

This past Saturday the Snag team hit yet another small town having its city-wide garage sales. Angela and Austin started out earlier and in a separate car from me. I’m so glad they did, because at one of their first stops Angela bought this amazing stereoscope for me.

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I have been hunting for one of these since last Summer. My post earlier this year highlights a stereograph of a castle in Switzerland I found at a garage sale.

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Since finding the stereograph I have seen the viewers around but either priced higher than I want to pay or in poor condition. So, lucky for me, this time it paid to be patient.

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This Stereograph was manufactured by Underwood and Underwood in New York. It has a patented date of June 11th, 1901 engraved on the bottom. It is made of aluminum and wood and both are in wonderful condition. The top of the viewer has a “sun sculpture u & u trade mark” embossed on it along with some gorgeous detailed designs.

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Simply place the double picture in the slot and you can view your 3D image. You focus the picture by sliding it along the wood board. A very simple way to make an image come to life.  It feels great not to have to borrow one of Angela’s or Austin’s stereoscopes to view photos.

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I’m so lucky to have great friends that are on the lookout for things they know I will love. Thanks Angela!

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