14 September 2019

A Haunting Image by SDV

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: LSU / SDV / Stereoscope / Stereoviews / WWI
A Haunting Image by SDV - André Ruiter Photography

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).

21 August 2019

The Glyphoscope

The Glyphoscope - André Ruiter Photography

The Glyphoscope was a stereo camera using glass plates, developed by the famous manufacturer Jules Richard from Paris. It was a compact, simple and affordable camera that could also serve as a stereoscope.

3 August 2019

Stereoscope Mattey

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: Stereoscope
Stereoscope Mattey - André Ruiter Photography

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 the both 45x107 and 6x30 formats.

7 July 2019

Stereoscope Hemdé

Category: Stereoscopy   Tags: Stereoscope
Stereoscope Hemdé - André Ruiter Photography

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.