Kaleidoscope, Image Wheel, Honduran Mahogany, Artisan Handcrafted, Gift, All Ages, Christmas, Birthday, Any Occassion

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front surface mirrors, brass and glass image wheel, honduran mahogany

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This kaleidoscope, is handcrafted by the artisan/seller in Honduran Mahogany.

The object chamber is an image wheel filled with a variety of colored objects which "tumble" as the wheel is turned while viewing. The mirror assembly inside the body of the 'scope uses the best quality "front surface mirrors" (see explanation below). The resulting image or "view" is a striking, slow-moving, yet always changing "kaleidoscope" of colors that is a delight to watch.

The round, colored picture is a sample of the "view". Keep in mind that a kaleidoscope "view" is moving so the sample is a "stop-frame" of a view and is only representative of the moving colors.
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FRONT SURFACE MIRRORS & KALEIDOSCOPES
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When an ordinary mirror is used in a kaleidoscope, light must pass through a layer of glass before being reflected by the silvering on the back of the mirror. Since glass is not perfectly clear or perfectly flat, some attenuation of the image results, along with “ghost images” caused by reflection off of the surface of the glass. These undesirable effects are compounded in a kaleidoscope mirror assembly and cause the viewing field’s outermost edges to dim, blur, and become full of interference lines.

By using aluminized front surface mirrors these problems are solved. Front surface mirror is made by vacuum depositing a highly reflective aluminum surface coating onto the FRONT of the glass. The light then reflects off the aluminized coating and does not pass through the glass. The high reflectivity (approximately 95%) and the absence of ghost images permits a brilliant image which remains clear and bright throughout the viewing field. The resulting “hall of mirrors” effect results in images and colors that are much sharper and more intense than would be possible using ordinary mirror.

The kaleidoscope is approximately 9 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide.


Stand Not Included.
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EXPEDITED SHIPPING: USPS Priority Mail shipping to USA addresses is available and is listed in the shipping section for this item. Expedited shipping to Canada and "Everywhere Else" is available upon request. Buyer should contact seller via "convo" prior to placing order for delivery outside USA to arrange for delivery desired and cost to be determined. Once extra cost is determined, the listing will be modified accordingly and the order can be placed. Please "convo" if questions. Thank you.
FREE DOMESTIC (USA) GROUND SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS IN MY SHOP!!!

This kaleidoscope, is handcrafted by the artisan/seller in Honduran Mahogany.

The object chamber is an image wheel filled with a variety of colored objects which "tumble" as the wheel is turned while viewing. The mirror assembly inside the body of the 'scope uses the best quality "front surface mirrors" (see explanation below). The resulting image or "view" is a striking, slow-moving, yet always changing "kaleidoscope" of colors that is a delight to watch.

The round, colored picture is a sample of the "view". Keep in mind that a kaleidoscope "view" is moving so the sample is a "stop-frame" of a view and is only representative of the moving colors.
___________________________________________________________
FRONT SURFACE MIRRORS & KALEIDOSCOPES
___________________________________________________________
When an ordinary mirror is used in a kaleidoscope, light must pass through a layer of glass before being reflected by the silvering on the back of the mirror. Since glass is not perfectly clear or perfectly flat, some attenuation of the image results, along with “ghost images” caused by reflection off of the surface of the glass. These undesirable effects are compounded in a kaleidoscope mirror assembly and cause the viewing field’s outermost edges to dim, blur, and become full of interference lines.

By using aluminized front surface mirrors these problems are solved. Front surface mirror is made by vacuum depositing a highly reflective aluminum surface coating onto the FRONT of the glass. The light then reflects off the aluminized coating and does not pass through the glass. The high reflectivity (approximately 95%) and the absence of ghost images permits a brilliant image which remains clear and bright throughout the viewing field. The resulting “hall of mirrors” effect results in images and colors that are much sharper and more intense than would be possible using ordinary mirror.

The kaleidoscope is approximately 9 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide.


Stand Not Included.
____________________________________________________________________________
EXPEDITED SHIPPING: USPS Priority Mail shipping to USA addresses is available and is listed in the shipping section for this item. Expedited shipping to Canada and "Everywhere Else" is available upon request. Buyer should contact seller via "convo" prior to placing order for delivery outside USA to arrange for delivery desired and cost to be determined. Once extra cost is determined, the listing will be modified accordingly and the order can be placed. Please "convo" if questions. Thank you.

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