Brewster Viewer By Duboscq
Jules Duboscq (1817 - 1880) was a early French stereoscope maker. Sir David Brewster presented a Duboscq viewer to the Queen during the exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851. Duboscq was the first to patent a stereoscope. Patent 13069 February 16, 1852
Brewster viewers were produced in a number of styles both with and without stands. They are quire rare. This particular viewer produced in the 1860's has a faint blindstamp at bottom next to the hinge. Marked: J. Dubo Co. / RFV / R. Odeom / Paris. It was housed in a matching mahogany box lined with green paper and has the original blue silk pillow for padding. This viewer resembles many of the more common viewers produced in quantity from the 1870's into the 1900's, none of which have a makers mark.
Note the matching lined storage box with the silk pillow.