Posted 6 months ago
It’s been a couple years since I posted a “What’s this accessory?” challenge. (Hmmm … it’s been a couple months since I posted anything.)
One of the reasons for these ‘mystery’ posts is to share with the collector community strange, wonderful and overlooked accessories that have been around since the invention of photography. Some are incredibly odd and work. Others are the equivalent of ‘snake oil.’
Some helpful (or not) info:
* 12¾ inches wide x 5 inches deep x 1½ inches thick.
* Cherry wood and brass construction.
The challenge is straight forward, what does this thingy do and why would a photographer be interested in it? Gimmick or not?
In past “What’s this accessory” posts, the CW crowd has proven to be pretty sharp and I expect this to be solved rather quickly.
As with my previous ‘mystery accessory’ posts, anyone who guesses correctly will have my admiration and that of your CW peers. Whenever this is figured out, I’ll post pictures of the accessory showing its maker’s markings, and (if not figured out) describe how it works.
IMPORTANT: As always, wild comical speculation is encouraged!
Added picture of device made specifically for the No.2 Stereo Brownie with the camera; showing the device is bigger than the camera.
It didn't take long to solve the mystery! The "Stereo Self-Transposing Printer" is a clever device making it easier to correctly print stereo images from roll film. It's a very scarce accessory.