Occultation Randy & Shelley Knapp

Occultation was a production scope made from one solid piece of Koa or Padauk, the eyepiece is just a hole in that end of the scope.  The cell was dry, non-turning and integral to the scope.  The end of the cell was clear piece of glass that had lines inscribed in various directions across the surface, adding to the image.  There was no lens.  The cell is filled with small pieces of dichroic glass and small pieces of dichroic glass that have been heated in a kiln until they formed small dichroic balls.  The first of these scopes are from January of 1991.

The scope came with a draw-string bag.

It is signed on the cell end of the scope – “Randy Knapp ©”.

This scope is very reminiscent of Randy’s first scope in 1989 – “Tactile Heaven”, but a slightly simpler shape.

Kaleidoscope Created: 1991
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Handheld
Type of Edition: Production Scope
Dimensions: 1.75 Inches by 4 inches
Kaleidoscope Construction: Wood Wood Type: Koa or Padauk
Number of Mirror Systems: 1
2 Mirror, 4 Point

Cell/Object Type: Dry Cell
Object Cell Contents: Dichroic
Image features: Mandala
Lighting features: End-lit
Background features: Clear Glass With Small Lines In Various Directions
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