Stereoscope and photographic album
US 40654 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1.0.. A TRESlZE.
Stereoscopic and Photographic Album. N0, 40,6 54. Patnted Nov. 17, 1863.
UNITED STATES PATENT ()FFIQEQ J. Q. A. TRESlZE, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO.
STEREOSCOPE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 40,654, dated November 17, 1863.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J. Q. A. TRESIZE. of Zanesville, in the county of Muskingum, in the State of Ohio, have invented a new arrangement of the Stereoscope and Photographic Album; and I hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being bad to the 'accompa nying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
Figure 1 represents the album opened, showing the thick leaf (4. with a recess or opening in it, in which lies the folded stereoscope b. The thick leaf must be of sutlicient thickness to admit of the recess being cut into it as deep as the thickness of the stereoscope when the latter is folded and yet notcnt entirely through the leaf. ()r the lid 'or cover of the album may be made of sufficient thickness and the recess cut into the cover and a leaf in the albu'm made to latch to the cover, securing the stereoscope in its place and from being seen, the same objects being etfected whether the recess be in the cover of the album or'a thic-k leaf for the reception of the stereosoope. This leaf may be provided with a latch to catch into a spring; attached to the lid of the album, or any other contrivance to hold this leaf to the back of the album or to hold the stereoscope in its recess when not in use. When the album is closed, the stereoscope is inclosed within it. Fig. 2 represents the album open, with the top presented to the eye and the stereoscope standing upon it in theposition to be used.
a care the lenses, secured in the top piece, I), which top piece hinges and folds upon the back 0. d is the partition, which hinges in the center of and folds upon the back 0. When set up for use, a double elastic cord, 0, which is attached to the top piece, I), is brought down astride and to the end of the partition d,
which cord holds the partition and top in po-' sition. I l v The object of this invention is to afford a neat and convenient method of keeping a number of stereoscopic pictures, whether portraits or any other kind of stereoscopic picture, from being lost or damaged by handling, and to provide a stereoscope always with them in one body or book.
I do notclaim the photographic album as now used and well known as my invention, nor do I claim the slereoscope as now used and well known as my invention; but
What I do claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. The particular form of a folding stereoscope, as herein described.
2. The opening or recess for the reception of the stereoscope attached to the album or inclosed within it, as herein described, or in any manner substantially the same and for the use herein set forth.
J. Q. A. TRESIZE.
WM. W. CARD, R. Q. BEER.