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1859 Rosewood Tabletop Mechanical Stereoviewer / Stereoscope By Alexander Becker For Sale
Very Rare and wonderful, 1859 Rosewood Table Top Mechanical Alexander Beckers Stereoviewer / Stereoscope used to view daguerreotype or glass Stereoviews as well as standard, early card mount Stereoviews.
This beautiful, mid 19th century, Tabletop Viewer measures approx. 10 1/2" by 11 1/2" at the base and 18 1/2" tall. It is made entirely of rosewood with beautiful rosewood eyepieces and knob. The Viewer has an applied, embossed metal label that identifies the manufacturer as "Alex Beckers / New York" and this plate also carries 3 patent dates the latest being December 12, 1859.
The interior of this wonderful Beckers Stereoscope holds 36 Stereoviews of any type (daguerreotype, glass views or Card Mount Views). A knob on the right hand side of the viewer advances the belt to which the View Mounts are attached thus allowing the person viewing the Images to see each Photograph in sequence. This Stereoscope also has a small toggle lever below the knob which moves the internal mechanism closer or farther away from the viewing lenses thus allowing for the Photographs to be "focused" in relation to the eyesight of the person viewing the Images. The Viewer offered here includes all 36 of the original internal Photograph holders and both the belt and the internal mechanism is sound, intact and in excellent working condition.
This rare and wonderful, Tabletop Mechanical Beckers Stereoviewer / Stereoscope / Stereopticon is in very good condition. The Viewer is complete and all interior and exterior parts are present. As stated above, all parts of the revolving mechanism which holds the Card Mount Stereoviews are present and the mechanism is in good working order. The viewer retains what appears to be its original surface finish and has never been refinished, repaired, restored, or altered in any way but various sections of that finish are worn or significantly faded and the Viewer will benifit from a complete surface refinish (see the scans below). There is a central, vertical crack in the front panel of the Viewer and two minor cracks at the corners near the base. Both of the rosewood eyepieces have cracks. Both of the doors at the top are present and retain their original reflective paper attachments although this material has lost its reflectivity to some degree. We can honestly say that this viewer is as “original” as any we have come across but does need some cosmetic restoration to display at its best.
A very rare and very beautiful, 1859 Rosewood Table Top Mechanical Stereoviewer / Stereoscope by Alexander Beckers and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!
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1859 Rosewood Tabletop Mechanical Stereoviewer / Stereoscope By Alexander Becker: $522