Stereoscopic X-ray plate viewing apparatus, Chicago, United States, 1925

Made:
1911-1930 in Chicago
maker:
Victor X-ray Corporation

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Stereoscopic viewing apparatus, for x-ray plates, reflecting type, by Victor X-Ray Corporation, Chicago, USA, c.1925

3-D or stereoscopic viewing helps give visual depth to 2-D X-ray plates. It makes ‘reading’ an X-ray easier. This machine was developed by Victor X-ray Corporation of Chicago, US. It was patented in 1911. It has two backlit intensifier screens and uses mirrors to view X-ray images of the body.

Consultant radiologist Dr George Simon (1902-1977) used this viewer at his practice in Upper Wimpole Street, London until the 1960s.

Details

Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1979-225
Materials:
glass, steel
type:
stereoscopic x-ray viewing apparatus
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surveying instrument
  • photogrammetry instrument
  • stereo-comparator
credit:
Simon, Mrs. Joanna
status:
Permanent collection

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