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Recent online purchase has been , as described by the seller "A lovely quality and great looking antique French table top stereoscope viewer, fully marked and numbered (2567), hinged lids, one lid with a mirror, internal stereoscopic card transport mechanism for 50 cards, in an antique condition (transport mechanism works" He went on to say about the damaged lens holders, which I will seek to have repaired.
He said it was a Brevete, but my understanding that word just means Patent.
It has Brevete SGDG which is well explained as "BREVETE S.G.D.G. is patented in French. "Breveté" indicates that the design incorporates one or more patents. "S.G.D.G." (Sans garantie du Gouvernement) is a disclaimer required by the government of France stating that it does not guarantee enforcement of the claimed patent."
So I am still seeking a possible manufacturer. Ideas anyone? Would be nice if it was a Jules Richard, but I suspect not. A date range would be good as well.
Ps Just been posted from UK today so Christmas present to myself !