Vintage Kaleidoscope - Small Wooden Scope by The Parman Brothers
From the Joie de Vivre collection*
Steve and David Parman began their partnership together in 1976 making furniture, clocks, and other items. They began making kaleidoscopes in 1980 and went on to sell thousands around the world.
This is the sweetest, tiniest wooden kaleidoscope you'll ever see! A gem of a scope with a smooth turning end and the tiniest pieces in its object cell.
Measures approximately 3-1/2" tall by 1-3/4" at the object cell end by 1-1/4" at the eye hole end.
*From 1984 to 2020, Linda Given succeeded to bring a little more "joie" to the world from her retail store Joie de Vivre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Joie de Vivre was well known for its delightful, clever, beautiful, original and just plain wacky gift items ~ and for its wonderful collection of handcrafted and artistic kaleidoscopes. Joie de Vivre closed its doors in November 2020 after 36 wonderful years. We are honored to bring Linda's remaining inventory to you here. Please continue to check back in as we work to get all the scopes photographed and posted to this area. These are vintage kaleidoscopes that were on display in the store and do show signs of wear.