21 January 2020

Multiphote Stereoscope 45x107

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Lucien Bize
Multiphote Stereoscope 45x107 - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

The Multiphote is a small table stereoscope based on a Bize and Claparède patent. It's simple in design with a very clever mechanism.

6 January 2020

Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Planox
Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

My collection contains a Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique table stereoscope for viewing 6x13 glass stereoviews. Special about this stereoscope is that it uses a magnetic pickup mechanism to load the stereoviews.

22 December 2019

Jules Richard

The success story of French stereoscopy

Jules Richard - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Jules Richard was a French industrialist who had a great influence on the popularity of stereo photography at the beginning of the 20th century. He introduced two new image formats and launched a wide range of stereo cameras, stereoscopes and accessories in various price ranges.

14 September 2019

A Haunting Image by SDV

Category: Stereoscopes / Stereoviews   Tags: LSU / Mattey / SDV / WWI
A Haunting Image by SDV - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

I've extended my collection with an interesting set of 50 glass 45x107 stereoviews and a simple stereoscope. The stereoviews are published by the Service des Ventes de l'U.N.C. (SDV).

3 August 2019

Mattey Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Mattey / Panajou Frères
Mattey Stereoscope - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

Last month I've acquired my second cabinet stereoscope. It's a beautiful late 19th century deluxe rotary viewer, built by the French manufacturer Mattey. This multiple-view device supports paper and glass stereo views in both 45x107 and 6x30 formats.

7 July 2019

Hemdé Stereoscope

Category: Stereoscopes   Tags: Hemdé
Hemdé Stereoscope - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

My latest acquisition is an antique cabinet stereoscope for viewing 45x107 glass stereoviews. The stereoscope dates from the beginning of the 20th century and is built by Hemdé. I wanted to know everything about the device and its maker. A product catalogue and online archives revealed some information about its past.