This little viewer was made from marbled plastic by
the company known as "Craftsmen's Guild" from Hollywood, California,
USA, in about 1958. It is called a 'Tri-Scope' and was designed to be
used with pictures story cards
There story strips were aimed at young children.
Each one consisted of 10 image pairs. Each slide measured 33mm x 90mm
and was printed on heavy gauge paper.
Story strip titles included, The Night Before
Christmas, The Little Pig That Flew Just Once, Jack and the Bean Stalk,
Little Tacos the Mexican Lad, Cinderella and the Glass Slipper, The
Faithful Forman, Black Jack and Ramon, Smarty the Bad Little Fish, The
Three Little Pigs and Ramos's Revenge. More may have existed.
A Guild "Realist" Format Viewer. (circa
This viewer views stereo pairs that were in the
'"Realist" format. The viewer had a thumb wheel located on the
underside which allowed the user to focus to suit their individual
eyesight. The viewer was manufactured by "Craftsmen's Guild" of
Hollywood, California. It had large viewing lenses and good light
collection, leading to a bright clear image. The lenses were made from
lucite, a plastic with good optical qualities.