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The Large Contempo Brass is a highly desirable, pedestal style brass kaleidoscope with two interchangeable and independently turning wheels, and two additional wheels stored on its custom base. The wheels are all created in a stained glass technique, and consist of:
The majority of the image that 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 kaleidocopic view. With four distinctly different wheels to choose from and interchange, imagine all the permutations, truly a visual extravaganza.* The usual response from a first-time viewer is a gasp and an exclamation of delight. The teardrop eyepiece affords a pristine view of the 8-point mandala. It is available in a 3-mirror system, and a 2-mirror is available upon request.
The kaleidoscope itself is 11" long x 2" diameter, and the wheels are 4" in diameter. The tube is attached to brass swivel, which is in turn attached to a custom walnut stem that comes out of its custom walnut base. The entire kaleidoscope measures 11-1/2" tall x 4-3/4" wide x 11" deep. None of the brass components of this kaleidoscope will ever tarnish, due to a sophisticated metal finishing process.