Kaleidoscope - 'Small Classic Agate' in Brass | Chesnik Scopes by Sue Rioux
The Small Classic Agate Brass is a highly desirable, handheld 3-mirror, brass kaleidoscope with two interchangeable and independently turning wheels created in a stained glass technique. One of the wheels is composed of hand-cut Brazilian agate stone, and the second wheel of highly reflective, textured dichroic glass, which in combination, produces a visual extravaganza of intense color. The usual response from a first-time viewer is a gasp and an exclamation of delight.
The majority of the image you see as you look through its eyepiece is created by the primary wheel, or the one closest to your eye, and the secondary wheel provides background or accent image. When you unscrew the knob holding the wheels and trade out the wheels front-to-back, you are rewarded with an entirely different kaleidoscopic view.*
The round eyepiece affords a pristine view of the equilateral mirror image. The kaleidoscope itself is 7.25" long x 1.5" diameter, and the wheels are 3" in diameter. When sitting on its custom walnut wooden base, the kaleidoscope is 3" tall. None of the brass components of this kaleidoscope will ever tarnish, due to a sophisticated metal finishing process.
*You can also purchase other add-on wheels and a wheel storage rack to make this kaleidoscope even more interchangeable.