History!

Although today considered a toy, View-Master began it's
commercial life in 1939 as a home-entertainment medium
intended as much for adults as for children.

Invented by William Gruber and marketed by Harold Graves
through Edwin and Fred Mayer's photo-finishing, postcard,
and greeting card company, Sawyer's, View-Master was a
successor to the stereograph viewer popularized in the
19th century by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

But View-Master was an improvement over the traditional stereograph;

it offered seven stereo views on each reel, compared with the stereograph's one view per card, and provided them in color by using Kodak's (then-) new color transparency film, Kodachrome.

These viewers where made:

Model A
Model B
Model C
Model C Light Attachment
Model D (#2011)
Model E (#2015/#2016) Model E Light Attachment (#2051)
Model F(#2026)
Model G (#2014)
Model H (#2062)
Model L (#2051/#2052)
Current Model M (aka - Push Button) (#2053)
Mickey Mouse (#2075)
Current Big Bird (#2087)
Model N (#2053) (same stock # as the push button viewer)
Casper (#2078)
Batman (#2501)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (#2504)
Model O
65 years anaversary set

1938-1944
1944-1947
1946-1955
1950-1955
1955-1972
1955-1961
1955-1960
1959-1966
1959-1977
1967-1981
1977-
1986-1990
1989-
1991-1995
1992-1998
1993-1994
1995
1996
2000
2004

 

 

 

Model A


Model B

 

Model C

 

Model D

Model E

Model F

Med inbyggt Ljus

Model G

Model H

Model J

Model K


Model L

Model 12

Musse Pigg

Big Bird

Batman



Casper

Model M - Push Button

Model N - Lighted Viewer

Virtual Viewer



Model O



65 years anaversary set

Talking Viewmaster

Model Super

Meoptha

 

 

Jonas Janfelt