(above photo credited to art junk girl.)
Oh man, I remember all of the Sesame Street, PeeWee Herman, and other TV-show related reels I’d put in there and stare at for hours. I’d try to flip the images fast enough to make up “movies” and stories to, but they never quite fit.
Basically, you’d put in one of the reels like this:
and look through the eye pieces. Clicking the lever down on the side rotated the reels so you could look at all kinds of pictures.
While doing research for this post, apparently there are thousands of different reels with different sorts of images - even scientific research-related ones.
So… is the View-Master really even a toy? ;)