There have been several different
types of projectors manufactured by Sawyers and GAF over the years. The
pictures below are of the Junior and Standard projectors, both made from
bakelite. Each displays
a non-stereo image. There was a projector produced, known as the Stereo-matic
500, that could display
stereo images onto a special silver screen which required the viewer to
wear special polarised glasses.
A Sawyers 'Junior' Projector,
manufactured in bakelite
An example of a Sawyers 'Standard'
Projector, manufactured in Belgium
Sawyers View-Master Projector
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Sawyers De Luxe GAF Projectors
Stereo-matic 500 Projector
This viewer required the use of
polarised glasses and a special 'metallic surface' screen. The bulb was
500 watts and needed to be cooled by a blower fan.
Tyco Super-Show Battery Projector
This was made in 1992 by Tyco
Industries Inc. It is powered by two D size cells and works surprisingly
well. The yellow lens holder is rotated to obtain clear focus and in a
dark room you can project an image of approx. 25cm x 25cm