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RARE SET: VERASCOPE Old Stereoscope ; 300+ Stereoviews - $1400 (Thornhill)

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RARE OLD FRENCH SET: STEREOVIEWER ( STEREOSCOPE), 300+ SLIDES and STORAGE BOX.

-VERASCOPE F40 ;
- 300+ Verascope F40 stereoviews;
- Wooden storage box for VerascopeF40 and its views.
This nice old large wooden box is in a good condition incl. 14 drawers (shelves) and can hold up 744 stereo Verascope F40 format views.
Stereoviews 1955-61: - France, People, Cities, landscaping. Most of the slides are landscaping views.
Dimension of the wooden storage box: 50cm x 36cm x 30cm (19 ½’ x 14’ x 12 7/8’)

This is indeed a very rare find for any stereoscope collector.

Brief history of the Richard company.
This company was founded in 1845 in Lyon, France by Felix Richard.
In 1882 Jules Richard formed a partnership with his younger brother Max, as “Richard Frères”, and although this was dissolved in 1891.The Richard company was particularly associated with a range of scientific instruments: barometers, thermometers, chronographs and so on .
The company never produced miscellaneous photographic apparatus but concentrated exclusively on stereoscopic equipment.
The Verascope stereo cameras (Stereoscope) was the basis of this entire side of the business. It was patented in 1891, becoming the best-selling stereoscopic camera of the period. Central to the latter was the Taxiphote viewer, patented in 1899.
Richard’s Company was one of the great scientific instrument makers and designers of that age.
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