France

c.1850

14 1/2" high

An interesting kaleidoscope that employs a four mirror system rather than the typical three mirror system.

 

0460



France

c. 1870

12 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 

An unusual kaleidoscope that does not use glass pieces to create the kaleidoscopic view but instead employs a multi-colored brush roller that when turned creates the views.

 

3149



France

c. 1870

12 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 6"

 

An unusual kaleidoscope that does not use glass pieces to create the kaleidoscopic view but instead employs a multi-colored brush roller that when turned creates the views.

 

3150



The New Jewel Kaleidoscope

Great Britain

c.1880

17" high

 

The kaleidoscope in its original box. The manufacture, The London Stereoptic Company, states"It has been mathematically ascertained that if 10 changes per minute be made of the objects in the interior, that it will take 462 Billions, 880 millions, 899 thousand, 576 years and 360 days for the beholder to exhaust the variety of changes this Instrument is capaable of producing."

 

0459


Bush kaleidoscope

C.G. Bush

America

1874

14" high

 

This kaleidoscope with its distinctive "shiip's wheel" front was patented

Nov. 17,1874 by C. G. Bush & Co., Providence, Rhode Island.

 

0461


Bush Kaleidoscope

C.G. Bush

America

1874

14" high

 

A Bush ships-wheel pedestal kaleidoscope with a candle holder (the candle providing light to view the designs).This kaleidoscope was patented on Nov. 17,1874 by C. G. Bush & Co., Providence, Rhode Island. One of the more unusual glass pieces making up the views is a swan.

 

3159


Continental

c. 1870

5" x 12 1/2"

 

A large kaleidoscope with no base.

 

0462


Continental

c. 1880

4" x 11"

 

A ships wheel kaleidoscope no longer attached to a base.

 

3160



Continental

c. 1880

12" x 7"

 

A small turning handle near the face of the kaleidoscope used to create different views.

 

 

0463


P. Carpenter

England

c. 1840

6 3/4" high

 

Elegant kaleidescope with changeable heads in the original case. Produced by Philip Carpenter, the well known London optical instrument dealer.

 

1426


Great Brtain

c. 1840

scope:7 1/2" high, box: 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 4 3/4"

 

Similar to the Carpenter kaleidoscope (1426) with a more lush velvet lined case but with inferior optics.

 

0464


Continental

c. 1870

11 1/2" high

 

 

0465


Continental

19th c.

 

 

A group of four children's kaleidoscopes from the 2nd half of the 19th century.

 

 

0466/0467/0468/0468


Continental

19th. century

 

A group of four children's kaleidoscopes from the 2nd half of the 19th century.

 

 

 

0470/0471/0472/0473



Designoscope

Mahogony body

German

c. 1870

11" high

 

The designoscope produces a kaleidoscopic patterns when materials are placed on a revolving disk in the wooden base and then viewed through the eye piece on top.

 

0469



Kaleidoscopic Colour-Top

Wood and paper

Great Britain

c.1858

Box:6 1/2" x 9 3/4" x 1 3/4"

 

Invented by John Gorham and published by Smith Beck & Beeck, London.

 

0474