View Master Stereoscope
View Master Stereoscope by GAF USA 1960s-70s & Picture Reels
The first View Master system was introduced in 1939 and the newest one is Virtual Reality using a smart phone.
View Master is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes and corresponding View Master “reels”, which are thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small transparent color photographs on film. For more info go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View-Master.
The ones shown here are the most common that people my age had as kids during the 1960-70s.
Made by GAP USA in Portland Oregon. The mechanism to load the reel and advance the frames is all manual. One set has larger front windows.
View Master Picture Reels
Over the years I have found 3 viewers and 40 picture reels. My reels include:
- Alice in Wonderland (set of 3)
- Alice in Wonderland (reel 1)
- Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (set of 3)
- Top Cat in “Medal for Meddling” (1 reel) Hanna-Barbera
- Charlotte’s Web (reel 1) Hanna-Barbera
- Disney Favorites (set of 7) inc Disneyland & Love Bug
- Cinderella (set of 3) Walt Disney
- Sleeping Beauty (set of 3) Walt Disney
- Mary Poppins (set of 3) Walt Disney
- Mickey Mouse in “Clock Cleaners” with Donald Duck & Goofy (set of 3) Walt Disney
- Aladdin (set of 3) Walt Disney
- The Love Bug (set of 3) Walt Disney
- Hawaii State Tour Series (set of 3)
- Bonnie Scotland (set of 3)
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