Kaleidoscope - Small Signet 2M in Brass | Chesnik Scopes by Sue Rioux
The Small Signet in Brass is a highly desirable, pedestal style brass kaleidoscope with two interchangeable and independently turning wheels created in a stained glass technique but from two different types of dichroic glass (textured and smooth), which is glass that is treated with multiple layers of metal oxides, making it highly reflective and very vivid. 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 7-point mandala created by the internal 2-mirror system.
The kaleidoscope itself is 9" long x 1.5" diameter, and the wheels are 3" in diameter. It is attached to its custom walnut wooden pedestal base. This kaleidoscope measures 10" tall x 6" wide at the base. 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 to make this kaleidoscope even more interchangeable: 3" Chesnik Wheels
and store your extra wheels in this Sm Wheel Rack Walnut.