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The Stereoscopic Box by George E. Johns, c. 1860
Royal letters patent no. 2486 of 23 October 1856, rectangular paper-covered wood box with fixed lenses in turned wood eyepieces, glazed lid with chromolithographed floral design in Dresden paper borders, original paper lining and underside with maker's label: "By Royal Letters Patent. Johns' Stereoscopic Box", width 8 ¾ in. - Literature: Paul Wing, "Stereoscopes: The First One Hundred Years". - Johns' patent described the idea of converting simple boxes into stereoscopes by adding lenses to the side. The paper decoration reflects the style of the period and would have appealed to customers at the "fancy goods" emporia and bazaars of London. See Auction Team Breker, 21 March 2015, Lot 432, for a similar piece. - A rare and decorative stereoscope in well-preserved condition!

"The Stereoscopic Box" von George E. Johns, um 1860
Royal Letters Patent Nr. 2486 vom 23.10.1856. Mit Papier bezogener, rechteckiger Holzkorpus, 2 fest eingebaute Linsen, verglaster Deckel mit Chromolithographie (Blumenmotiv), eingefaßt mit Dresdenpapier, Herstellerschild auf der Unterseite, Gesamtbreite 22 cm. - Literatur: Paul Wing, "Stereoscopes: The First One Hundred Years". - Johns' Patent beschreibt die Möglichkeit, aus einfachen Dosen durch Einfügen von Linsen Stereobetrachter herzustellen. Für ein ähnliches Modell siehe Auction Team Breker, 21. März 2015, Lot 432. - Ein seltener und dekorativer Betrachter in gut erhaltenem Zustand.

Start Price: € 600

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The Stereoscopic Box by George E. Johns, c. 1860

Estimate €1,000 - €1,500Sep 23, 2017
Otto-Hahn-Str. 10
Koeln, 50997
Germany
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