Posted 6 months ago
I found this at a flea market awhile back. The aesthetic feel's 40's or 50's.
The light source doesn't seem strong enough to project but is fine for viewing. It doesn't seem mass produced and the workmanship is very good. It has a carrier that slides inside that seems like it should hold a transparency or negative like a photo enlarger. The lens is very thick.I'[ve asked and shown to many-our consensus is some kind of viewer. There are no markings or branding on the housing and the wood appears to be mahogany. Possibly, maritime? I live in Seattle, so there are always maritime pieces floating around.