San Francisco 1890 American Biscut Company Stereoscope+Stereo Cards Advertising

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 25, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a m iniature stereoscope and 90 accompanying stereo cards issued as a promotion by the American Biscuit Co. of San Francisco, California. . This is a very rare and unusual advertising premium from an era when viewing images in this manner was a great novelty. Stereoscopes were extremely popular during the late nineteenth century. The American Biscuit Co. was one of many regional baking companies later purchased by the National Biscuit Company in the early 1900s. The small metal stereoscope (4.25L x 3D x 1.25H inches) is lettered "Compliments of American Biscuit Co., San Francisco, Cal." on the top and features advertising for the company on the base. The stereoscope fold up flat. Accompanying the viewer are 90small stereograph cards, each reading "Compliments of American Biscuit Co. San Francisco, Cal." in the center. The photos capture a wide range of subjects, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. The metal viewer displays very light wear and is in exceptionally fine Very Good to Excellent condition. The cards (2.75 x 1 inches) The cards are in very good condition. I tried using the viewer and it works very well. Real 3D images.
This is a very rare piece. I have only seen one other. I will ship in the US via USPS priority insured mail for $10... Ask before bidding. Full refund if you are not satisfied. Just ask.
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