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Stereoscope 1940 ??

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Hello, i did find this Glauser stereoscope on a belgian fleamarket this morning. It seems to have it's base plate missing. It has 2 detachable viewer parts with mirrors. There is a headrest with the rest of a leather upholstery. I did some searching on the web but i can find only Glauser compasses ans some surveying equipment. Does anyone have some info on this object. It's marked W.D. No. B729,  1940.

Regards Fer

 

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Ran into this picture with no info. Seems to be the thing.

 

 

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No one has any info? Did i find something rare again?

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J. M. Glauser & Sons Ltd. was a British manufacturer.  They were contractors to the War Office, Air Ministry, Government of India, amongst others.

The company was established in 1929 by Jean Maurice Glauser, a Naturalized British subject of Swiss origin.
In 1938/39, due to the expansion in business, the company bought the old St. James's Laundry in Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, and set up a new works (Bridge Buildings).  A couple of years later, the company also took over the lease of shops at 349-351 Whitehorse Road, Croydon, where they set up their Head Office.
J.M. Glauser & Sons' scope of production also included equipment such as Braillewriters for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
The company was wound up in 1956 when the founder retired.

Copied from:-

https://www.compassmuseum.com/diverstext/profiles.htm#GLAUSER

Also made the Stenotype Braillewriter:-

https://sites.aph.org/museum/collections/featured/mechanical-braille-writers/jm-glauser-stenotype-braillewriter/

The one in the image and variations, are the WW2 stereoscopes that are usually seen in films and documentaries, so it probably is rare. 

The image is from the icehouse at Hughenden Manor. 

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Added location of stereoscope.

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A few miles down the road from Hughenden Manor is Danesfield House at Medmenham, which was one of the main photographic interpretation centres during the war receiving film direct from nearby RAF Benson.

There can't be many of these scopes around.

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10 hours ago, MatchFuzee said:

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I seem to recall the geography department had these at the University of Dundee, my father explained that you always had the shadows in one direction and now I cant remember the details

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