Mattey Métascope

The Unis France Métascope is one of the stereoscopes from the very extensive product range of A. Mattey. Mattey sold its products using different trademarks. The more high-quality products were sold with the Unis France brand. The Métascope was introduced in the early 1920s[2]. The model in this post is suitable for viewing 45x107mm glass… Continue reading Mattey Métascope

Vérascope revolving stereoscope

Vérascope of Jules Richard was not only the name of the stereo camera, but became also the trademark for stereoscopes and accessories that supported the 45x107mm glass format. The Vérascope revolving stereoscope is based on a patent by Alexander Beckers from New York[1]. It was therefore also called Beckers style or American style stereoscope. The… Continue reading Vérascope revolving stereoscope

Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique

The Planox stereoscopes were manufactured by Établissements A. Plocq from Paris. The company was founded in 1895[1] by Alexandre Plocq[2] and was located at Rue de Center, Les Lilas. The online patent register provides a nice overview of the company’s history. The first patent is registered by Alexandre Plocq and dates from 1902[2]. A patent… Continue reading Planox Stéréoscope Magnétique


Taxiphote was the name of a series of multiple view stereoscopes based on slide trays. The device was developed by Jules Richard and the first patent dates from 1899[1]. The first models were just called Stéréo Classeur, but soon the name Taxiphote was introduced. It was the most sophisticated stereoscope of its time. The Taxiphote… Continue reading Taxiphote

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