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A stereoscope presents a three-dimensional image by showing one view to the left eye and a slightly different one to the right eye. This example is based on the form developed by the British scientist, Charles Wheatstone. The “Mon. J. Duboscq / PH & F. PELLIN / Paris” inscription indicates a date between 1912 and 1927. The instrument is also marked “81”.
Ref: Ph. Pellin, Instruments d’Optique (Paris, n.d.), part 4, p. 32.
Currently not on view
Object Name
stereoscope, Wheatstone
date made
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 20 in x 20 in; 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm
overall: 21 1/2 in x 20 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 54.61 cm x 51.435 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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