Home Implementations

Items that would have been found in the home for daily use

Stereoscope

A Stereoscope is a device that is used to view a pair of photographs into a 3-dimensional image. Two identical images are photographed with a offset of 7 cm from each other, our eyes naturally combine the separate images into one and our brain processes that image in a 3-dimensional image. Stereoscopic photography was considered …

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Charcoal Iron

This charcoal Iron belonged to William Sachse, perhaps more correctly his wife Martha Frost Sachse.  Air is controlled through a trap door in the back, and the top hinges to allow for coals to be placed inside. The curved piece is a hand guard to help protect from burns. The spout part is actually a …

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Aladdin Oil Lamp

Prior to the invention of electricity, homes were lit with candles and oil based lamps. Oil based lamps produced better light then candles, but also produced a fair amount of smoke and soot. And depending on the oil used, was not often pleasant to smell. Advances in oil lamp design included Aime Argand’s invention of …

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