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Of View-Masters and Piano Tuners

Brown plastic View-Master, from wikimedia

Here's a quick one from the Famous Piano Tuner files. Or, more correctly, notable people who were also piano tuners. The inventor of the View-Master, those little stereo picture viewers with the images on a rotating wheel, was William Gruber. Turns out Mr. Gruber was a piano tuner by trade. However, it was his hobby, stereo photography, that he drew on to invent the View-Master in 1938. The viewers are still popular, with over a billion sold. The View-Master is celebrating 65 years of production this year.

Story via gizmag. Illustration based on image from Wikimedia Commons.

12/17/11

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