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ANTIQUE UNIS OF PARIS MAHOGANY TABLETOP STEREOSCOPE

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FIND ANTIQUE FRENCH MAHOGANY STEREOSCOPE FOR SALE IN UK
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SKU: RW7178/0121

ANTIQUE UNIS OF PARIS MAHOGANY TABLETOP STEREOSCOPE

£1,595.00

ANTIQUE UNIS OF PARIS MAHOGANY TABLETOP STEREOSCOPE

 

Circa 1900

 

Height: 18.675 inches / 48 cm
Width: 9.75 inches / 25 cm
Depth: 11.5 inches / 29.5 cm
Stock number: RW7178/0121
Price: £1595

 

A fine tabletop stereoscope by Mattey of Paris, France manufactured under the company’s Unis trademark, a name that was reserved for their higher end products.   The viewer is fitted with stereoscopic eyepieces adjustable for focus and separation and internally the slide change mechanism is driven by system of rotating cogs.  The cabinet below contains three trays of four cartridges (one cartridge missing) each holding up to 25 glass sides in the 130mm x 58mm format. The entire uppermost section concertinas upwards to allow the mechanism to be accessed and cartridges to be changed.  The instument bears a label for ‘Unis France Stereoscopes, Mattey, Paris’ and the brass sole plate of the mechanism is engraved with the serial number 4232. Each of the cartridges is embossed to either end with ‘Stereotheque Brevette SGDG, Marque Deposee Stereoscope Classeur’. This also comes complete with a hand viewer, which enables you to look at the slides quickly and easily. These usually get lost along the way, so pleased that they have stayed together.

This particular example is accompanied by an interesting collection of glass slides, totalling 228 in all (some cracked or chipped). Each tray is hand inscribed and the following is a list of names written.

Boulogne – summer (twice)
Londres (twice)
Chemindes dames – Rheins
Maricourt (Somme)
Helalsache – chuighe-Metz
Grenoble
Grenoble – La Meije
Meuse – Verdun
Bords – De La Tamise
Bray – S/Somme-La Neuville-Albert
Champagne 1915 – St Simmons

 

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