Here is a great slide viewer showing 15 photos of Paris at the end of the 1970s or very beginning 1980s.
The photos show :
- The Tour Eiffel
- The Panthéon
- The Arc de Triomphe
- The Palais de Justice et Sainte Chapelle
- Pigalle-Moulin Rouge
- Place de la Concorde
- Forum des Halles
- Tour Eiffel et Grandes Eaux
- Champs Elysées
- La Seine et la Tour Eiffel
- Place du Tertre
This viewer can be dated with great precision thanks to two clues :
1) The Forum des Halles (the ancient one, which you can see on the picture, and which does not exist anymore) was inaugurated in September 1979. In consequence, the viewer can not be older than 1979.
2) On the photo showing the Pigalle-Moulin Rouge neighbourhood, you can see the Brasserie Cyrano, which was closed in 1981 and was unfortunately replaced by a hamburger restaurant. In consequence, the viewer can not be younger than 1981. This photograph is one of the rare remaining colour photos of the Brasserie Cyrano.
For these two reasons, I suppose this viewer was made in the year 1980.
It is in good condition, but there is a little squeaky noise when you press the button to change the view (the spring probably needs to be oiled, but I advise you not to open this viewer as you might damage it if you do so)
Dimensions : 11.2 cm x 6.6 cm x 2.5 cm (thickness) / 4.40" x 2.59" x 0.98"
Weight (without protection and packaging): 57 g
It was made in the EEC.
Some of the photos show three of the 15 photos that you can see with this slide viewer. I managed to capture them in their box! :-)