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Remote Sensing Stereoscope


This is a table-mounted stereoscope on four thin folding legs with black rubber feet. Two magnifying eyepieces are mounted on top; these can be slid left and right to adjust the spacing of the eyepieces. Underneath, there are two adjustable mirror lenses that direct vision to two mirrors set underneath each side of the body of the stereoscope.

Accession Number: 2017.for.1

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Primary Materials: Metal, Glass, Plastic


On the eyepieces: “3X”

On the top of the stereoscope: “DIETZGEN”

On the back of the stereoscope: “FORESTRY U of T” “00477”
“52491” “MADE IN JAPAN”

Dimensions (cm): 43.5cm x 19cm x 22cm


To enable a viewer to see stereoscopic photographs as a three-dimensional image.

Condition: Excellent.

Associated Instruments: 2017.for.12

Manufacturer: Dietzgen

Date of Manufacture: c. 1980s


Department of Forestry, U of T. This stereoscope was used to teach remote sensing techniques in undergraduate forestry classes. In the 1970s and 1980s, these courses were taught by Professor Vlcek.

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