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Stereoscope - Wooden, circa 1880 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
|Dimensions:||32.00 cm (Height), 13.30 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Image Viewing Equipment|
|Tertiary Classification:||stereo viewers|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1880|