Vintage Bakelite VIEW-MASTER VIEWER, 13 Reels 1939-1955 - (eBay item 310001009493 end time Nov-28-07 22:07:11 PST)
This old View-Master might have been new in 1955. It looks like black Bakelite and comes in half the original box with 13 old reels. It's marked, "Sawyer's View-Master Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. U.S. Pat. 2,189,285 Can. Pat. 406893 Brit. Pat. 538492 Other Pat. Pend. Made in U.S.A. Portland, ORE."
It still has the "Remove Before Using" card with instructions for how to load and view the reels. The reverse side is in French. There are also two booklets of the available reels and accessories of the time.
Titles of reels:
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- FT. 5 Cinderella and the Glass Slipper, 1946, story booklet
- FT. 25 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1939
- CH. 6A The Birth of the Savior, Bible Story, 1947, booklet
- CH. 6B The Birth of the Savior, Bible Story, 1947, booklet
- 165 Miami, Florida U.S.A., 1949
- 353-A Spring Flower Show Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955
- 353-B Fall Flower Show Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955
- 353-C Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA, 1955
- 375 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 1948
- 702 A Day at the Circus-II Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1952
- 703 A Day at the Circus-III Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1952
- 820 Woody Woodpecker in the Pony Express Ride, 1951
- 940 Life with the Cowboys, The Rodeo, U.S.A., 1951
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