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3-D Review Online Magazine Celebrates 20 Years Online

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This issue celebrates 20 continuous years of 3-D Review Online Magazine. Many thanks to those who have contributed to the life of this historical journey to document 3-D news, products and information.

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Rare View-Master® Theatre Preview Cabinet

Here are photos of a super rare View-Master® Theatre preview cabinet in nearly pristine condition owned by Diane Casher. "We purchased it at a yard sale approximately 25 years ago from a gentleman whose family had owned a movie theatre many years previously," said Casher. "At that time we lived in the Canton,Ohio area." This is only the third cabinet known to be in existence.

The Maze View-Master Preview Cabinet

The Charge at Feather River View-Master Preview Cabinet

The first cabinet known to be in a collection is owned by Wolfgang and Mary Ann Sell. Their four-foot wide cabinet also has several cards that promoted what 3-D film was featured in the viewers. It was the first one known to be in existence to survive from the 1950s. Pictured are the cards on display from The Maze and The Charge at Feather River.

Another cabinet shown below with a Sangaree card was owned by Bob Furmanek. "I got a call from the late Sheldon Aronowitz around in the early 1990s," said Furmanek. "He had been contacted by a friend in Pennsylvania who knew that he collected View-Master® memorabilia. His friend knew somebody on the demolition crew that was taking down an old movie theatre. The worker spotted the cabinet and was savvy enough to remove it from the building before it became buried in the rubble. Sheldon didn’t have room for it and offered it to me and I had it for a good decade before selling it to Dan Symmes. It went missing after Symmes passed away."

View-Master Preview Cabinet owned by Bob Furmanek and later owned by Dan Symmes

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Stereo World Magazine, March/April 2022, Vol. 47, No. 5

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The March/April 2022 issue of Stereo World magazine is now available

Inside this issue:

Come to 3D-Con 2022, Live in Tacoma WA, Aug. 1-8, 2022
Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris and the Paris Commune by Robert A. Schreiber
F.M. Carpenter and the 1923 Raymond Whitcomb Cruise World Tour de Luxe by Ralph Reiley
Stereo Excursions: The Aesthetics of Selected Views by Douglas Heil
Ray Zone Checklist
Crown Jewels by Douglas Heil
The Unknowns, Can You Identify the Subjects of These Views by Russell Norton NewViews
Editor’s View
50s Flavored Finds
Classifieds and more!

Join the National Stereoscopic Association and get six issues of Stereo World magazine with your annual membership.

To order individual printed back issues of Stereo World from the past three years only, write to:

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Portland OR 97286

Or, email strwld@teleport.com.

Back issues are $8 each postpaid in the U.S. and $10 each for international shipment.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 3-D Poster Art

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Poster art for the 3-D release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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. Branson, MO View-Master reels for sale.
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Advance Machine Co. Penny Coin-op Stereoviewer (1916-1920)

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1850 Crystal Palace Exhibition Stereoview

An Advance Machine Co. penny coin-op stereoviewer sold for $750 with one bid. The machine was patented on Aug. 8, 1916 and shows a manufacture date of July 6, 1920. The machine has a modern key lock mechanism replacing the original lock. The seller described several risque stereoviews being among those loaded in the machine. Titles of the series of cards you are able to view is hand written on the marquee card at the top of the machine. The views include Good Night, Shall We Go In, Just Girls and Blind Man's Bluff.

A glass stereoview of the Crystal Palace Exhibition sold for $908.12 with one bid. The view is an 1850 stereo daguerreotype showing a court in the Crystal Palace Exhibition

 
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