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1900 Beautiful Mahogany Hand Held Stereoscope Stereoviewer By Mackenstein For Sale
Very Rare and stunningly beautiful, ca1900 Mackenstein Hand Held, mahogany Stereoviewer / Stereoscope. This outstanding and exceptionally well made, hand held Viewer measures approx. 5 1/2" long overall and 7 1/4” by 4 3/8” at the backend. It is expertly crafted of a beautiful, flame grain mahogany and retains its brilliant, original French Polish finish. It features bakelite lens rings and a metal, rack-and-pinion telescoping binocular-style mechanism lens adjustment that allows the lens mounts to move in and our of the case smoothly as well as a second rack and pinion mechanism that allows the distance between the viewing lenses to be widened.
There is a metal, stamped manufacturer's plate above the lenses which reads "Establst. Mackenstein... Paris". We are not familiar with this type of European Stereoscope but the design is somewhat similar to the early Brewster Viewers. The Viewer offered here was used to view very early 20th century, glass stereoviews (we believe the size would be 6cm by 13cm).
We have included a number of scans below to give a good indication of the beauty and the form of this outstanding Stereoscope.
This rare and very beautiful, Mackenstein Stereo Viewer is in excellent condition - sound and intact with optics in perfect condition. The viewer retains its original surface finish and has never been refinished, repaired, restored, or altered in any way. The frosted glass panel is lacking but we will have a replacement glass before the Viewer is shipped to the winning buyer. Otherwise the Viewer is 100% original and exceptionally well preserved. The rack and pinion focusing mechanism is in excellent working condition. Please see the scans below for a good indication of the construction and condition of this wonderful 110+ years old Stereoscope.
A very rare and very beautiful, ca1900 Mackenstein Hand Held, mahogany Stereoviewer / Stereoscope and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!
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1900 Beautiful Mahogany Hand Held Stereoscope Stereoviewer By Mackenstein: $229