Stereoscopic Trainer


This type of stereoscopic trainer was based on research conducted by the National Defense Research Committee and the Eastman Kodak Company, and was designed for training antiaircraft gunners during World War II. This example was produced by the Rochester Ordnance District. The inscription reads “Stereoscopic Trainer - Mk. 6-1. Serial No. 538 ... Rochester N.Y.”

Ref: “Stereoscopic Trainer,” New York Times (Nov. 14, 1943), p. E9.

“Stereoscopic Trainer,” Science News-Letter 44 (Nov. 20, 1943): 326-327.

“Stereoscopic Trainer Aids Army Gunners,” Washington Post (Jan. 24, 1944), p. 12.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Rochester

Subject: World War IIRelated Event: World War II


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Credit Line: U.S. Naval Weapons Plant, Optical Shop

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.319193Accession Number: 237036Catalog Number: 319193Serial Number: 538

Object Name: stereoscopic trainer

Measurements: overall: 15 1/2 in x 51 1/4 in x 16 in; 39.37 cm x 130.175 cm x 40.64 cmtrainer: 45 in x 8 in; 114.3 cm x 20.32 cmbox: 15 in x 15 1/2 in x 51 in; 38.1 cm x 39.37 cm x 129.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_1803030

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