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Vistascreen cards featuring old cars.
The two sets of cards outlined here are both transport related. The first, series 50, features ten views of 1950s sports & single seat racing cars. Cars included are: Aston Martin DB3S, DB3S interior, Jaguar D-Type, Lotus Mark X, Cooper Climax Formula 2, Cooper Le Mans Type sports car, Cooper Central Seat sports car, Maserati 250F, 250F engine, and the HWM Jaguar - photo courtesy of Duncan Hamilton. Each card has two views of the same image, one cropped slightly different to the other, which, when viewed through a Vistascreen viewer, would resemble a 3D view to the lucky child.
The second set features the following Vintage and Veteran Cars: 1904 Darracq "Genevieve", 1899 Benz, 1897 Benz, 1913 Fiat, 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1901 Durkopp, 1912 Ford Model T, 1900 Peugeot, and a 1912 Delahaye from the motor museum at Beaulieu.
Vistascreen packs were available from shops, and also from Weetabix, possibly in return for sending away tokens cut from cereal packets - perhaps someone remembers these offers? Whereas the View-Master was a well designed bit of kit, from pictures I've seen of the Vistascreen, it was a low-rent version of the former, with a holder for each card, and a pair of flip up viewing 'lenses' through which each image would be admired. A good photo showing the Vistascreen in all it's glory can be seen on this photo library site.
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