Joseph John Pyne made a number of stereoscopic cameras. His Tourist's Stereoscopic Cameras advertised in the British Journal Photographic Almanac 1863 was described as being 'fitted with a pair of Ross Achromatic lenses, the focus being adjusted with the greatest accuracy, by means of an endless screw'.
The See-Saw shutter is similar to that on cameras made by two other Manchester camera manufacturers: J. B. Dancer's binocular camera of 1856 and H. Petschler & Co. It was described and shown in Dancer's patent of 5 September 1856 (number 2064) for his binocular camera: 'A plate or shutterworking on a pivot between the lenses of a stereoscopic camera is used to cover or uncover the lenses, and its motion limited by stops'.
A bellows stereoscopic camera by Pyne is in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Pyne is recorded at 63 Piccadilly from 1856 to 1867.