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On this day (March 10), the following texts appeared in their 
respective publications:
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In the "Scientific American" Vol. 10, No. 26 (10 March 1855) pg. 206 
under the heading "List of Patent Claims":

STEREOSCOPIC CASE.--John Stull, of Philadelphia Pa.:
Having thus described the construction and operation of my
invention, I proceed to state that I do not claim construct-
ing a stereoscope case, with a single adjustable flap or sup-
plementary lid within the case, as such invention has been
made and used before in daguerreotype cases.
   But I claim constructing a stereoscopic case with the three
jointed pieces, E E E, or their equivalents, so applied as to
preserve at all times a perfect parallelism between that part
of the case containing the lenses, and the part which con-
tains the figures, so that a perfect stereoscope is formed of
the whole, as described, and the two figures, B B, by binoc-
ular vision are apparently formed into a solid figure, the
whole being at the same time adapted to fold or close into a 
small flat case (resembling the common daguerreotype case)
that may be conveniently carried about the person, if so re-
quired, substantially as described.

(This patent description, with illustration, is available on The 
Daguerreian Society web site at: )

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In the 10 March 1843 issue of the "Public Ledger" (Newfoundland):


   MESSERS VALENTINE & DOANE beg leave to call the
attention of the inhabitants of St. John's and its vicinity, to
an Art which has attained great celebrity and popularity in
almost every city of Europe and America.
   They have completed an apartment fitted for the purposes
of Daguerreotype Portraiture, and have made other
improvements and arrangements, by means of which they
are confident of producing pictures of exquisite beauty.
   The truth and high finish of Portraits by the Daguerreotype
process, and the rapidity with which they are accomplished,
render the Art deserving of universal attention,
independently of its great value as a means of obtaining
accurate LIKENESSES, as a comparatively small expense.
   The Daguerreotype Rooms, at the Golden Lion Inn, will be
opened on MONDAY, at 10 o'Clock, and will remain open
daily from 10 to 4 o'Clock. Persons unacquainted with the
art, are respectfully invited to call at the Rooms, and
examine Specimens.
    Portraits taken in any state of the weather. March 10

Cited from "Early Photography in Newfoundland" by Antonia McGrath at:

Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     

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