What does the word W's mirror stereoscope mean?

  • A s. which consists of two plane mirrors joined together at right angles, in which are reflected the projected images corresponding to the right and left eye, which are placed at the limit of distinct vision in front of the mirrors at an angle of 45 to their reflecting surface. The two eyes then see the reflected images united at one point. [ Charles Wheatstone, English physicist, 1802-1875.]

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