A. Mattey Stereoscopes | André Ruiter Stereoscopy
Stéréoscopes A. Mattey was one of the largest manufacturers of stereoscopes. Little is known about the company. A catalog, invoice and cheque reveal something about its history.
The company was founded in 1872 in Paris. It’s always referred to as “A. Mattey” in advertisements and catalogs. A reference in the patent register related to a stereoscopy patent from 1903 mentions La Société Mattey père et fils, which proves that the company was run by father and son. A reference in the same register from 1913 mentions the name Albert Mattey and in 1914 Albert-Georges Mattey. So I assume that the first name of father and son were Albert and Albert-Georges.
Most French companies produced both stereoscopes and stereo cameras but Mattey only offered stereoscopes. A 1936 catalog shows a…
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