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Gearhead #1 Ben Birdsill Contact Ben Via Email

This is Gearhead #1, my newest parlor kaleidoscope. It is made from highly figured western big leaf maple and claro walnut, with brass and acrylic components. 

The scope itself measures 14” long and 4” in diameter. It is a narrow 3 mirror system with a 3 ½” diameter liquid silicone filled acrylic object cell containing lamp worked and dichroic glass. 

The ball bearing mounted cell is rotated by wooden gears powered by turning the star shaped nob to the right of the viewing hole. 

While it can be enjoyed with only ambient room lighting, there is also a supplemental rechargeable LED light for extra flash. 

Overall with the base it stands 15” tall, 15” long and 8” wide.


Kaleidoscope Created: 2020
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Parlor
Type of Edition: One Of A Kind
Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 8
Kaleidoscope Construction: Wood Wood Type: western big leaf maple and claro walnut
Number of Mirror Systems: 1
3 Mirror, 7 Point
Mirror System: Polyangular

Cell/Object Type
  • Turning
  • Liquid Filled Cell

Object Cell Contents
  • Flamework Glass
  • Dichroic

Image features: Full Field
Lighting features
  • Side-lit
  • Ambient
  • LED:Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • Battery

Background features: White
Lens: Yes
Retail Price: 1500

USD

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For inquiries about this kaleidoscope you can reach me at birdsill@bresnan.net. My kaleidoscopes are also available through Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes, Cape Kaleidoscopes, Kaleidoscopes To You and The Kaleidostore.

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