American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Reason

previous objectback to exhibit casenext object

Stereoscopic Innovation

Broadside advertising
Broadside advertising
John Stull's invention
,
1855.
Prints & Photographs Division (125.10a)

John Stull of Philadelphia patented this unusual stereo viewing case on February 27, 1855. Stull claimed that his invention would "preserve at all times a perfect parallelism between that part of the case containing the lenses and the part which contains the figures, so that a perfect stereoscope is formed..." When the case's butterfly hinges were closed, the flat case could be conveniently carried in one's pocket.

previous objectback to exhibit casenext object


Library of Congress
Contact Us ( July 27, 2010 )
Legal | External Link Disclaimer