The Stereo Puck is a stereo box camera made by Thornton-Pickard in about 1930 (McKeown dates the camera to about 1932, and the text of the advertisement below supports this, while Welt der Stereoskopie gives 1925). The camera takes eight 40x55 mm stereo pairs on 120 rollfilm. It is wooden bodied, with leatherette covering, and with enameled and plated metal fittings. It has a pair of fixed-focus four-inch f/12.5 achromats, and a spring-powered single-speed 'I' (about 1/50 second and 'B' sector shutter. Welt der Stereoskopie states that a version was made with swing-in auxiliary lenses, to focus at 3-10 feet (1-3 metre). There is a brilliant finder on top and a red window in the back. The camera was supplied together with a stereo viewer.
|T-P advertisement in the BJP Almanac for 1932.|
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- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p919.
- Puck Stereo at Welt der Stereoskopie; text in German.