The Ernemann Universal Stereoscope is a versatile folding stereo viewer for glass and paper stereoviews that supports different formats.
Taxiphote was the name of a series of multiple view stereoscopes based on slide trays. The device was developed by Jules Richard and the first patent dates from 1900. The first models were just called Stéréo Classeur, but soon the name Taxiphote was introduced. It was the most sophisticated stereoscope of its time.
I much appreciate German photo gear. I'm photographing with Zeiss optics for many years now and since two years I shoot my photo projects with a Leica Monochrom. Although this blog is mainly about French stereoscopy, I couldn't resist the temptation to add a German stereoscope to my collection.
A table top stereoscope for 8,5 x 17cm glass and paper stereoviews. It's beautifully decorated with a mother of pearl inlay of floral and butterfly motifs.
The Multiphote is a small table stereoscope based on a Bize and Claparède patent. It's simple in design with a very clever mechanism.
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.
Last month I've acquired my second table 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 6x13 formats.