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Stereoscope - Wooden, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850541

Wooden stereoscope (incomplete) circa 1880 used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Used for viewing photographs to create an illusion of 3 dimensions. A recreational activity.
Stereoscope is wooden and has been stained. The stereoscope is a strip of wood narrowing down to a rounded end. It has a divided panel between the eye-piece with wooden screw on back. Two square lenses with a rounded shield are shaped to fit the face to keep the light out. Part missing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 13.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PHOTOGRAPHY
Secondary Classification: Image Viewing Equipment
Tertiary Classification: stereo viewers
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1880

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