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I am trying to find some information and a very special stereoscope called the Clairvoyant and enclosed in a box named the Swan's Stereoscopic Treasury. Any help is welcome. Thank you
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The viewer is described and illustrated on pp33-34 of Paul Wing's definitive history, Stereoscopes, The First One Hundred Years. If you email me at email@example.com, I can send you a scan.
Wing mentions that it is Patent #2644, November 20, 1858, which you may find helpful.
Dick Weindling has done some research on Alfred W Bennett which may be of interest. His resferences are attached.
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A W Bennett from Wikiwand Alfred%20William%20Bennett%20-%20Wikiwand.pdf
Obituary from the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (2 pages) Proceedings%20of%20the%20Linnean%20Society%20of%20London%20-%20Page... and second page: Proceedings%20of%20the%20Linnean%20Society%20of%20London%20-%20Page...
I do have one of these sets , it is not for sale , but if i can help in any way in your research or if you are in the UK and wish to see it , you are welcome
The address of A W Bennett - 5 Bishopsgate Without - is the same address as on Swan's 1858 patent for the stereoscope.
From North & South Shields Gazette and Northumberland and Durham Advertiser - Thursday 22 September 1859
Patent abridgement attached (hoprfully).
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