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Table Model Stereoscope, by Meagher, London, Probably 1860s

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Inventory Number: 58954
Object Type:
Persons: Patrick Meagher (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Oak table model stereoscope. Peeping windows on front, two doors on top, one door on back, one small door on side of the case to open inside. Contains a number of black and white photographs mounted on a revolving carousel operated by two handles on the sides of the cabinet.
Primary Inscriptions: "MEAGHER, | MANUFACTURER | 21 SOUTHAMPTON ROW | HIGH HOLBORN | LONDON. W.C" on ivory plaque on front.
Provenance: Patrick Meagher commenced business about 1858 and was one of the chief early specialist manufacturers of stereoscopic cameras and viewers, of which this is a fine example. 21 Southampton Row was the address from 1865. Compare to the same manufacturer's hand-held stereoscope Inv. 90271.
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Material(s): Oak
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
560 280 292 mm

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