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


The Glyphoscope was a stereo camera for 45x107mm glass plate negatives, developed by Jules Richard. It was a compact, simple and affordable camera that could also serve as a stereoscope. The Glyphoscope was an alternative to the more expensive Vérascope. It made stereo photography accessible to amateurs. The marketing slogan was: Designed especially for beginners… Continue reading Glyphoscope


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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