London, South Kensington
29 January 1998
C. H. Charlesworth, Huddersfield; the walnut-veneered case with hinged top and inset mirror, side door (minor repair), base focusing knob, lacquered-brass fittings, laterally-adjusting viewing lenses, engraved brass plate with black infilling THE NATURAL STERESCOPE, C. H. CHARLESWORTH, MAKER, BUXTON ROAD, HUDDERSFIELD, internally coloured blinds, raised on an adjustable brass column and four scrolling legs above a shaped base
Mrs J. Uttley, Abbots Hall, Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Land (sic), Lancashire. The Uttley family were mill owners in Hebden Bridge from the c. 1860s, later moving to Grange.
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Paul Wing (1996), Stereoscopes. The First One Hundred Years, p. 40, 41.
This stereoscope is a variant on the well-known Natural Stereoscope usually attributed to the Huddersfield firm of Hirst and Wood.
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