Kaiserpanorama SOLD about 15 Years ago
|In 1970 Hugo got a tip of someone that
in an old barn pieces of a stereoscopic 'machine' were
stored in the town Culemborg (the Netherlands). A lot of
pieces were missing and the mechanical part was gone. So
for a reasonable price Hugo bought it under the condition
he should restore it in it's original shape. It apeared
to be a so called Kaiserpanorama, a stereoscopic viewing
system from the 19-th. censury used on fun-fairs to show
the public slide series like; a trip around the world in
48 slides. It could hold 48 glass slides of the format
........ 24 spectators were able to view the slides at
the same time. A mechanical construction inside changed
for everyone at the same time the slide for another, in
those day's by hand. An oil lamp behind the slides
illuminated the image.
The mahonie wooden pannels were almost black of dirt and the lens barrels were perfect places for spiders and other insects. In other words, the whole panorama had to be taken apart and cleaned. It took several weeks to clean the wood and give its original deep braun colour back. The biggest problem was the frame, which should keep all pannels together in a round shape in stead of an ellipse shape. Unfortunately there was almost no documentation of the construction of kaiserpanorama's in general. Only images from old magazins and newspapers but no technical details. With some imagination and comon sence we builded a new wooden frame with arm supports. A dozen metal rods kept the panorame in a round shape which came together in the center.
Lens grind machine 1920 FOR SALE!
|We bought this lens grind machine when
an old factory was going to be dismantled. Now it already
25 years in our possession but we still don't have any
destination for it. Some technical details:
This machine really belongs to some kind of museum. The photo's are showing it at the time it was removed from the original factory. We did restore the machine and left it 100% in it's original condition. From some insiders we heard that this type is rather rare because of it's small size of 6 heads. But you really need a truck to move it because of it's heavy heads, axles and bearings. There are a lot of polish and grind touples accompanying the machine. As far as we can judge, the machine is complete.
BTW: 2700 Euro.
de Wijs, Design and production of stereoscopic instruments,
Populierstraat 44, 4131 AR Vianen, Netherlands,
Tel. +31 (0)347-372242, Fax. +31 (0)347-355643, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org