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Collection Reference Number GLC05139.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Becker's patent table-top "sweetheart" two person stereo viewer
Date ca. 1867
Author Beckers, Alexander (fl. 1857-1859)  
Document Type Object
Content Description Alexander Becker's stereo viewer, manufactured by Sealey & Lee, New York. Model is made for two person use and is equipped with viewers on each side. Top opens so that multiple stereocards can be loaded. Turning knobs on both sides for changing to the next stereocard. Brass tag below viewer on one side reads, "A. Beckers' Patent, April 7, 1867, Sealey & Lee NY, Manufacturers." Stereocards that came with it are cataloged in GLC 5139.03. Handle with care. Height is 37.5 cm.
Subjects Photography  Science and Technology  
People Becker, Alexander (fl. 1867)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Arts & Literature; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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