Vintage Kaleidoscope - Sunoco Gas Pump by Ron Lee, Laughing Coyote

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Vintage Kaleidoscope - Sunoco Gas Pump by Ron Lee, Laughing Coyote

From the Joie de Vivre collection*

Ron & Claudia Lee were known for their reasonably priced and unique wooden kaleidoscope designs.  This scope is a handcrafted from wood in the shape an design of an antique Sunoco gas pump.  The dry object chamber is filled with tiny and colorful beads in both the round and seed shape.  A 3-mirror system produces a full field of kaleidoscopic imagery. 

A great gift for any collector of old Sunoco memorabilia.  Approximately 7-1/2" tall by 2-1/4" at the eye hold end and 1-1/2" at the object cell 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.