I'm obsessed with ViewMaster. My dads a photographer and from the late 50s onwards half the family shots and holiday snaps were taken on a Viewmaster camera. I always rifle through them when I go home.. its spooky to sit in your living room and then look at a 3D version of the same from 50 yrs ago, brother trundling through in a bright red triang car.. all preserved in glorious ektachrome colours.. its like a quaint version of VR
A ViewMaster Camera - I never realised they'd existed (rationally, of course, they must have done!). What I like about them most is the mix of hyper-reality and artificiality.
its got two lenses, exposes two different angled images onto slide film. I remember my dad chopping out the images with a special cutter, then sliding the tiny TV shaped images into either side of a blank viewmaster reel.
That's fantastic. I recently got a VM projector, and kidded myself that I was cutting edge...
I had a red Viewmaster with a Jungle book disc.A truly wonderful device.