Windows Kaleidoscope


This white plastic form of kaleidoscope is a teleidoscope (e.g. it has a clear, open view lens). It is conical in shape with a round eyepiece and base. Within the base is a clear plastic lens with a hexagonal pattern that distorts the image being viewed through the eyepiece. A white sticker attached to the main body has red text that reads: Changing the way you look at Windows. The sticker also has a logo on it in red, white and gray, with white text on gray rectangles that reads: CORPORATE SOFTWARE.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: David DeJean

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.3071.796Catalog Number: 2009.3071.796Nonaccession Number: 2009.3071

Object Name: kaleidoscope

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 5/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 5.842 cm x 5.334 cm x 5.334 cm


Record Id: nmah_1388947

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