The KLAD viewer was manufactured in Kladne,
Czechoslovakia by Okresni Kovopodnik Kladno, probably around the late
1950s or early 1960s. It is very similar to the Sawyers View-Master
Model E in every aspect, although is much more crudely constructed,
having a fairly rough bakelite finish.
viewers are very difficult to find and often have suffered some damage
as the bakelite appears quite fragile, chipping easily.
The reels for this viewer were produced by the
same company under the name 'Plastikolor'. The example shown below was made from very thin
aluminium sheet and finished with a hammered metal paint.