A Radex Viewer from around 1960,
manufactured by Radex Stereo Co., Culver City, California. The viewer is made from cheap, light plastic and is not finished to a
high quality, however it does function very well as a stereo viewer,
giving a large and bright picture.
Scans of a couple of Radex Slides.
The one on the left is from a set titled, "Story of the Birth of Christ".
The slide on the right is from a set titled, "Captain Radex Trip to the
Moon with Dubby the Monkey". The slides offer good stereo depth.
A later, more streamlined Story
Some Radex slides were supplied in
booklet form, consisting of six slides.
Shown below are
"Vol 17 - Wild Bill Hickok" and "Vol 4 - Goldilocks and the Three
together with an example scan from each set.
Radex 3rd Dimension Binocular
This up-market stereoscope was
manufactured from metal and had a black crackle finish. It is worlds
apart from the plastic viewers show above and is a precision instrument
featuring the ability to focus.
There was also a slide adapter
that could be used with the viewer to allow the use of individual 35mm
stereo slides, which were supplied in boxed sets of six.
Radex manufactured slide sets
covering several subjects, listed in the catalogue shown below,
including aerial stereo photographs of cities, taken by E.D. McGlone.
These pictures were taken from heights as great as 3500ft using a stereoscopic inter-ocular
distance of up to 250ft and claimed to show dramatic depth. Other subjects
included Aviation, Boats, geographic locations around the USA, Industry
and Nature Studies.
The catalogue gives the Radex
Stereo Company address as 1328 West 6th Street, Los Angeles 14,
to Uwe Hoffmann for supplying the Radex 3 pictures and information