This is a vintage Sawyer's View Master, made in Portland, Oregon. Make of black bakelite, it is nicely stylized for the time period. Made in the 1940s-50s, this is an early version of the View Master. US Patent: 2189285. Included is a 1947 brochure with reel list!
In addition to the working View Master, also included are 25 Photo Reels, some with original sleeves. Sample subject matter includes:
New Hampshire NH 1, 2, 3 (3 reels) envelope and ephemera White Mountains 265 Silver Springs Florida 161 Edison Institute Museum 84 Tokyo Japan 4871 Alaska 302 Performing Chimpanzees 926 Lake Tahoe 183 Redwood Highway 112 Movie Stars 740 Movie Stars 741 Movie Stars 742 Cape Cod 276 Hollywood California 219 Seminole Indians 174 Glacier National Park 49 Hawaii 66 Redwood Highway 111 Daniel Boone 3 reels B 4791, 2, 3 and booklet Disneyland Reel 1 Cinderella and the glass slipper Ft 5 and booklet Rin Tin Tin 930 A B C 3 reels
The View Master and the slides are in very good vintage condition. The reels are so enjoyable to view, they appear 3-D, certainly a wonderful invention for its time.