Graphoscope

Graphoscope

A graphoscope was a 19th century device used in parlors in order to enhance the viewing of photographs and text. These novelty items consisted of a single magnifying glass, often in a wooden frame, in an overall construction that could collapse into a compact rectangular form. A photo/card holder was usually also included. A KOMBI camera often had included its design a graphoscope for better film viewing.

Sources

  • http://www.eyeantiques.com/ViewingInstruments/Graphoscope.htm
  • http://www.ex.ac.uk/bill.douglas/collection/optical/grscope.html
  • http://www.georgeglazer.com/decarts/instruments/stereoscope.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/mbarel.geo/kombi.html
  • http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit12.htm
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