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Stereoscope (reversible in box)

Object Details

Title:

Stereoscope (reversible in box)

Artists/Makers:

R. & J. Beck (British, founded 1865, dissolved 1891)

Unknown maker, French

Culture:

British and French

Place:

London, England (Place Created)

Date:

after 1865

Medium:

Wood, brass, glass

Object Number:

2008.89.26

Dimensions:

8.3 × 17.8 × 17.1 cm (3 1/4 × 7 × 6 3/4 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Gloria and Stanley Fishfader

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Object Description

Stereoscope with a rectangular wooden body. The front contains two independently adjustable lenses, housed in brass fittings on a brass plate. Brass dials on either side adjust the brass plate to assist focusing. The top of the box is hinged, with a mirror attached to the interior. The back end of the stereoscope has metal clips to hold a stereograph. Glass stereograph of an ocean scene accompanies the stereoscope.

Provenance
Provenance
- 2008

Stanley Fishfader (Los Angeles, California) and Gloria Fishfader (Los Angeles, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
In Focus: Animalia (May 26 to October 18, 2015)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 26 to October 18, 2015