The fourth major design replaced the previous buff-colored reel stock with a white stock. Some of the earliest white reels actually were light grey or off-white in color, but these were from transitional production runs and the pure white reels were more common.
The shift to linear labelling begun during buff reel production continued; most white hand-lettered reels combined linear lettering in the indicia with concentric captioning (as in the example at right).
New mounting machines were brought into service at this time which required two V-shaped alignment notches at the reel's edge. (Earlier gold foil, blue ring, and buff reels were mounted on machines requiring only one notch). Most hand-lettered white reels were manufactured with two notches, though some of the earliest were mounted on older machines using only a single notch.
1-250 · 251-500 · 501-1000 · 1001-1499 · 1500-1999 · 2000-5870
Single Reel Variants
HL/Gold Foil · HL/Blue Ring · HL/Buff · HL/White · Typeset
3 Reel Packets
A001-A499 · A500-A999 · B001-B499 · B500-BB999 · C001-C324 · C325-C999 · D001-Z999
3-Reel Packet Variants
S1 · S2 · S3 · S4 · SU · S5 · SX · S6 · GU · G1/G2 · G3-G6 · V1/V2
GAF packet-book · GAF Album · GAF Tri-fold · Blisterpack
Alphabetic Prefix · Numeric Blisterpacks · Single Reel Blisterpacks
Commercial Reels · Military Training Reels · Non-Stereo Reels · Reel Pack Reels · Talking View-Master
The View-Master Ultimate Reel List created by Keith Baird.
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