View-Master Single reel variations
 

Varieties

Different sorts of lettering on Single Reels

 

The lettering on single reels differs from the lettering on the later produced reels from 3-reel packets. Not in the least because of the different production periods. The first Single reels were produced in 1939, the first 3-reel packets in 1955. So, to my knowledge, there are no hand-lettered reels ever sold in packets. Furthermore, only a few packets have reels with 'Sawyers' or 'Sawyers Inc.' printed to the left of the center hole.
Almost all 3-reel packet reels have the A, B, or C as a prefix or suffix to the reel number. But on the other hand some reels sold as single reel also have one of those characters as a suffix. Later on when single reels were issued in blister packs they all got some letters as a prefix to the number.

On this page only the reel varieties for single reels are listed. These include the Demonstration reels (DR-), the Fairy Tale reels (FT-), Churchcraft reels (CH- or R-) and Wild Flower reels (WF-), as well as some reel sets issued by the U.S. government and some non stereoscopic reels. Reel varieties used on the single reels from blister packs are not listed on this page.

The varieties were classified and organized by Roger Nazely in his printings "View-Master Single Reels, Volume 1". In his book he describes almost all known varieties. 196 varieties and an extra 9 for 'Talking View-Master' reel varieties. If all these varieties are from 'Single Reels' is questionable. Many of the pictured varieties have a prefix or suffix or a description as, for example, 'Reel One'. The varieties of which I am not sure that they were on single reels I have not listed here.
This is especially the case with the varieties starting at variety 50, with left from the center hole 'View-Master Reel' instead of 'Sawyer's'. I guess most of those reel varieties came from packets.

Starting with variety 113, some of the varieties numbered by Roger Nazely where made in Belgium. The scarce reels made in Australia and the rare reels made in France or made in India aren't listed in the classification by Roger.
As an addition to the varieties numbered by Roger, Brad and Julie Welsch describe the varieties (or 'style' as they like to name it) 21a and 62a in their book (Sources 2.).

And as a further addition there are some varieties known (mainly 'made in Belgium') that aren't described in both books. The extra varieties I know are listed at the end of this page.

HAND-LETTERED VARIETIES
Variety 1 PAF

Easy to recognize. The only circular printed variety.
Common on older reels. The only variety on 'Gold foil' reel styles.
There is a small difference between 2 circular printed varieties. This is the early variety with 'PAT. APPLIED FOR'.
Common
Variety 1 P

Easy to recognize. The only circular printed variety.
Common on older reels. The only variety on 'Gold foil' reel styles.
There is a small difference between 2 circular printed varieties. This is the later variety with 'PATENTED' beneath the center hole.
Common
Variety 2

'Sawyers' in italics left from center.
'REEL NO.' printed above reel number on top.
Three lines right from center.
Fairly common
Variety 3

'Sawyer's' in normal print left from center.
'REEL NO' printed above reel number on top.
Four lines right from center.
Common
Variety 4

'Sawyer's' in normal print left from center.
'NO.' printed left from reel number.
Reel number within the reel title on top right.
Scarce
Variety 5
'SAWYER'S PORTLAND, ORE.' on top of center.
Variety issued by the U.S. government.
Rare
Varieties 6, 7 and 8 are also
'Study' or 'Test' reels issued
by the government.
 
 
 
 
Variety 9

Two lines left of the center.
Number in the middle on top of center.

Common
Variety 10

Three lines left of the center.
Second line not indented reads 'PORTLAND, OREGON'
Line three indented.
Rare
Variety 11

Three lines left of the center.
Line two and three indented.
'NO.' before reel number in the middle on top.
 
Less common
Variety 12

Three lines left of the center.
Line two and three indented. Similar to variety 11 but no 'NO.' preceding the reel number.
Fairly common
Variety 13

Similar to variety 12.
'© Sawyer's' and copyright year at bottom
First variety with a copyright year.
Less common
Variety 14

Three lines left of the center.
All three are left aligned.
Common
Variety 15

Similar to variety 14
with '© Sawyers' bottom
Scarce
Variety 16

Similar to variety 14
with '© Sawyer's' and copyright year
in script at bottom
Scarce
Variety 17

Similar to variety 14
with '© Sawyer's Inc.' and copyright year
in script at bottom
Scarce
Variety 18

Similar to variety 12
Three lines left of the center.
Line two and three indented.
On first line 'Sawyer's Inc.'
Scarce
TYPESET U.S.A.-MADE SAWYER'S VARIETIES
Variety 19

Three lines left of the center.
On first line 'Sawyer's Inc.'
Line two and three indented.
First typeset variety.
Common
Variety 20

 
Similar to variety 19
Copyright year at bottom

Less common
Variety 21

Similar to variety 19
'Sawyer's, Inc.' at bottom
Less common
Variety 21a

Similar to variety 19
'Sawyer's, Inc.' and copyright year at bottom
(6.) Rare
Variety 22

Similar to variety 19
'Sawyer's, Inc.' and below that
'Portland 7,Oregon' at bottom
Scarce
Variety 23

Similar to variety 19
'Sawyer's, Inc.' preceded with
copyright symbol at bottom
Less common
Variety 24

 
Similar to variety 23
 
With copyright year at bottom
 
Common
Variety 25

Similar to variety 19
With copyright information of company at bottom
Company examples: Loew's Inc., Screen Gems, Inc. and Warner Bros. Cartoons Inc.
Fairly common
Variety 26

Similar to variety 25
With copyright information of company at bottom
'Copyright 1955 by' instead of 'COPYRIGHT 1955'
Scarce
Variety 27

Similar to variety 19
With copyright information of company at bottom
Copyright year in Roman numbers.
 
Scarce
I doubt if a single reel variety 26 really exists. The one R. Nazeley printed in his book is clearly a packet reel. He pictured #965-B, so I've put #965-A in as a reference to the variety. If anyone really has, or knows about, a variety 26 single reel, please let me know.
Variety 28

Similar to variety 24
Reel number spaced farther apart.
No scene numbers.
 
Common
Variety 29

Similar to variety 24
Copyright year and "Luray Caverns Corporation"
at bottom.
Scarce
Variety 30

Similar to variety 24
At bottom first line with copyright sign and year.
Second line with company name.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 31

Similar to variety 24
Copyright year and copyright year in Roman numbers
applies to character at bottom.
Scarce
Variety 32

Similar to variety 24
At bottom 3 lines. Company information at the first two
copyright year at the last.
Only CH-reels?
Variety 33: Non Stereoscopic reel
Variety 35: Variety from packets?
Variety 36: Variety from packets?
Variety 37: Variety from packets?
Variety 38: Variety from packets?
Variety 45: Variety from packets?
Variety 46: Variety from packets?
Variety 47: Variety from packets?
When I find one of these packet varieties on a single reels I will list it of course.
Variety 48: "Stereo-matic 500" focusing reel
Variety 49: Personal reel.
Variety 34

First typeset reel variety with 2
lines left of the center hole.
All varieties from 34 to including 47 have 2 lines.
 
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
Variety 39

Non-stereo reel. Two lines to the left of the center hole can be found with or without the '7'.
This variety with two lines at the right of the center hole wasn't described by Nazeley. He mentions allways at least three lines. Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 40

 
 
Similar to variety 41
Reel number at the top.
 
Scarce
Variety 41

Two lines left of center hole similar to variety 34 'VIEW-MASTER REEL made in U.S.A.' at bottom. Made in U.S.A. not seperated. (see variety 43)
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 42

Similar to variety 43
Made in U.S.A. seperated by ® symbol
Reel number at the top.
 
(6.) Scarce
Variety 43

Two lines left and three lines right of the center hole. Made in U.S.A. seperated by ® symbol.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 44

Non Stereoscopic reel. Two lines to the left of the center hole with U.S.A. 'VIEW-MASTER REEL made in U.S.A.' at bottom. Made in U.S.A. not seperated.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
TYPESET U.S.A.-MADE VIEW-MASTER VARIETIES
All varieties from 50 up to 102 have the same 2 lines left of the center hole and also the same 4 lines at the right. The difference between these variaties is made by placement of the reel number (top or bottom) or the lines at the bottom of the center hole.
Varieties that are not listed here, are all pictured in Roger Nazeley's book with a alphabetical prefix or suffix (thus packet reels) or as demonstration reels.
Variety 50

Two lines left and four lines right of the center hole. Left of center 'VIEW-MASTER REEL' instead of SAWYER'S
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 51

Like Variety 50 but

Reel number at the bottom.
 
(6.) Scarce
Variety 52

At the bottom only
PORTLAND 7, OREGON
 
No reel number!
 
(6.) Scarce
Variety 53

Like Variety 50.
SAWYER'S INC. Portland 7, Oregon at the bottom.
Reel number at the top.
 
Common
Variety 54

2 lines at bottom.
First line: Sawyer's Inc.
Second line: Portland, Ore.
Small reel number at the bottom.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 55

2 lines at the bottom.
First line: SAWYER'S INC.
Second line: Portland 7, Oregon
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 56

Like Variety 53.
SAWYER'S INC. Portland 7, Oregon and © symbol followed by copyright year at the bottom.
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 57

Like Variety 53.
But at the bottom above SAWYER'S INC. Portland 7, Oregon it says copyright followed by the copyright year. Reel number at the top.
 
Common
Variety 58

 
Like Variety 50.
 
I believe this variety was only used on the Sam Sawyer reels. 4 lines of copyright information at the bottom.
 
Less common
Variety 59

2 lines on the bottom.
First line: SAWYER'S Inc. Portland Oregon
On the second line it says "Copyright"
with thereafter the copyright year
and after that company specific information.
Reel number at the bottom.
Questionable if this variety exists on single reels. Scarce (6.)
Variety 60

Like variety 59.
On the second line it says "Copyright"
with thereafter the copyright year in Greek
lettering and after that company specific information.
Reel number at the bottom.
Rare
Variety 61

At the bottom first line
SAWYER'S INC. Portland, Oregon
Second line has © followed by company specific information.
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
Variety 62

Like Variety 61.
On the second line after © the copyright year.
Reel number at top.
Questionable if this variety exists on single reels.
Variety 63

Like Variety 62.
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Questionable if this variety exists on single reels.
Variety 64

Like Variety 63.
On the second line after © and the copyright year first the word 'by' and then company specific information.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 66

 
2 lines at the bottom.
On the first line: © Copyright SAWYER'S INC.
Second line: Several copyright years which are all abbreviated except the first year.
Small reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 68

At bottom © Copyright SAWYER'S INC.
followed by the copyright year.
The second line says
Portland 7, Oregon
Reel number at the top.
Less Common
Variety 70

Like Variety 68.
 
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
 
Variety 71

 
 
Like Variety 72 but...
Reel number at the top.
 
(6.) Scarce
Variety 72

Like Variety 70.
But the second line starts with at least one extra copyright year
followed by __Portland 7, Ore
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 74

Like Variety 70.
But with one extra copyright year
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
Variety 77

First line: © Copyright SAWYER'S INC.
Second line: copyright year(s), Portland 7, Oregon
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 78

Like Variety 57.
First line starts with the copyright symbol ©
Reel number at the top.
 
Less Common
Variety 85

Like Variety 86
But the first line in Variety 86 is the third in Variety 85.
Reel number at the top.
Questionable if this variety exists on single reels.
Variety 86

First line © with company specific information
Second line: SAWYER'S INC.
Third line: portland 7, oregon Reel number at the top.
Questionable if this variety exists on single reels.
Variety 87

With copyright information of company at bottom
Company examples: Walter Lantz Productions Inc., Screen Gems, Inc. and Warner Bros. Cartoons Inc.
Scarce
Variety 89

First line: © Churchcraft Pictures and copyright year
Second line: St.Louis, Missouri
Reels R-1 to R-12
Reel number at the bottom.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 90

 
At the bottom SAWYER'S INC.
Second line: Portland, Ore.--U.S.A.
Small reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce (5.)
Variety 93

Like variety 90
Two extra lines of company specific copyright information.
Small reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 97

First line: © Copyright SAWYER'S Inc. with cpyright year
Second line: Portland, Ore - U.S.A.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 98

Like Variety 97 but with double copyright years.
Reel number at the top.
Scarce
Variety 99

 
Like Variety 98 but...
Reel number at the bottom.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 100

First line: © Copyright with
several copyright years
Second line: SAWYER'S INC.
Portland, Ore.--U.S.A.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 101

Like Variety 100
All copyright years except the first are abbreviated.
Reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
Variety 103

 
Like Variety 105
But has no lines at the bottom.
Small reel number at the bottom.
 
Scarce
Variety 104

Like Variety 105
But instead of small reel number at the bottom...
Normal reel number at the top.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 105

Three lines right of the center hole.
At the bottom SAWYER'S INC.
Second line: Portland, Ore.--U.S.A.
Small reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
Variety 107

Three lines right of the center hole.
At the bottom: SAWYER'S Inc. Portland,
Ore.--U.S.A.
Small reel number at the bottom.
(6.) Scarce
Variety 108

Like variety 107.
The only difference is the word "INC." which is all in capitals.
Reel number at the bottom.
Scarce
TYPESET BELGIUM-MADE VIEW-MASTER VARIETIES
All varieties from 113 up to 131 are made in Belgium. It is obvious that Roger Nazeley did not have full access to those reels. There are a lot known varieties of Belgian origin which are not typed is his book. Those varieties will be listed in the "Typeset Extra" part of this page.
Variety 113

Left of the center hole VIEW-MASTER REEL Made in Belgium
Right of the center hole 4 lines of Patends information.
At the bottom 3 lines.
First: SAWYER'S INC.
Second: Portland 7 Oregon
Third line: All Rights Reserved
Reel number at the top
Common
Variety 114

 
Left and right of the center hole like variety 114.
At the bottom 3 lines.
First: © Copyright with copyright year
Second: SAWYER'S INC.
Third line: Portland 7 Oregon
Reel number at the top
 
Common
Variety 115

 
Like variety 114.
But at the bottom 4 lines.
The fourth line is extra.
It says: All Rights Reserved
Reel number at the top
 
Common
Variety 116

Left and right of the center hole like variety 113.
At the bottom 3 lines.
First: Copyright with copyright year
Second: SAWYER'S INC.
Third line: U.S.A.
Reel number at the top
Common
Variety 117

 
Like variety 116.
But the first line at the bottom starts with the © symbol.
 
Reel number at the top
 
Less common
Variety 118

Like variety 117.
But instead of 3 lines at the bottom there are 2.
The first 2 of variety 117 are combined. SAWYER'S INC. has been put between 'copyright' and the year.
Reel number at the top
Common
Variety 119

Like variety 118.
On the second line: Portland, Ore-- before U.S.A.
Small reel number at the top.
Less common
Variety 120

 
Like variety 119.
Small reel number at the bottom.
 
Rare
Variety 121

Like variety 119.
Two copyright years.
Small reel number at the top.
Rare
Variety 122

Like variety 113.
No lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 123

Like variety 115.
No lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 124

Like variety 116.
No lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 125

Like variety 117.
No lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Scarce
Variety 126

Like variety 118.
No lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Less Common
Variety 127

Like variety 113.
3 lines at the right of the center hole.
Reel number at the top.
Common
Variety 128

Like variety 127.
 
Reel number at the bottom.
Rare
Variety 129

Like variety 115.
3 lines at the right of the center hole.
 
Reel number at the top.
Rare
Variety 130

 
Like variety 129.
First line at bottom: © with company specific information. No copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
Rare
Variety 131

Like variety 130.
First line at bottom with copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
Rare
TYPESET EXTRA: VIEW-MASTER and GAF VARIETIES
All varieties beginning with 132 until 196 (the last numbered variety in the book of Roger Nazeley) are a mixture of U.S. and Belgian variaties. They are from the end of the V-M period and most of the GAF period. Allmost all of the reels pictured in Roger's book are packet reels or Reel-pack reels. Single reels from the GAF period are scarce or rare.
In this 'Extra' section, some of the varieties between 132 and 196 are shown. On top of that some varieties of other origin than the U.S.A. or Belgium are listed. Furthermore there are varieties (mostly of Belgian origin) that were not mentioned in Roger's book.
TYPESET EXTRA: NUMBERRED VARIETIES between 132 and 196
Variety 136

Variety within heptagon.
2 lines left of the center hole.
3 lines at the right of the center hole.
no copyright year. Reel number at bottom.
 
Rare
Variety 141

Variety within heptagon.
Test Reel with heptagon upside down.
3 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
Test Reel number at bottom
Rare
Variety 144

Variety within heptagon.
3 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
No lines (except title information) at the bottom.
Reel number at the bottom.
Rare
Variety 149

No heptagon.
4 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
© copyright year GAF Corporation at bottom.
Reel number at the top.
 
Rare
Variety 153

Variety within heptagon.
4 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at bottom.
 
Rare
Variety 162

Variety within heptagon.
Belgian issue, 2 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
© copyright year GAF Corporation at bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
Rare
Variety 163

Variety within heptagon.
Belgian issue, 3 lines left of the center hole with gaf sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
© copyright year GAF Corporation at bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
Rare
Variety 168

No heptagon.
4 lines left of the center hole with GAF sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
© copyright year GAF Corporation at bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
 
Rare
Variety 178

No heptagon.
4 lines left of the center hole with GAF sign.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
No lines (except title information) at the bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
Rare
Variety 188

Personal reel.
4 lines left of the center hole.
4 lines at the right of the center hole.
2 lines at the bottom with
GAF Corporation in it.
Small type number at bottom.
Scarce
Variety 192

3 lines left of the center hole.
Third line indented.
3 lines at the right of the center hole.
No copyright information at the bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
Scarce
Variety 195

Belgian issue, 1 line left of the center hole.
3 lines at the right of the center hole.
Company specific copyright information at the bottom.
Reel number at bottom.
Scarce
TYPESET EXTRA: VARIETIES from 'other' origin
Variety Australia 1

2 lines left of the center hole.
2 lines right of the center hole.
2 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
Scarce
Variety Australia 2

2 lines left of the center hole.
2 lines right of the center hole.
2 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the bottom.
Rare
Variety Australia 3

2 lines left of the center hole.
2 lines right of the center hole.
2 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
Instead of 'Copyright Reserved' company specific information.
Rare
Variety Australia 4

2 lines left of the center hole.
2 lines right of the center hole.
2 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the bottom.
Instead of 'Copyright Reserved' company specific information.
Rare
Variety France 1

 
2 lines left of the center hole, with "Made in France".
4 lines right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
 
Rare
Variety France 2

2 lines left of the center hole, but No "Made in France".
4 lines right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
All recorded reels with this variety contain only the French language.
Rare
Variety France 3

 
2 lines left of the center hole, but NO "Made in France".
No lines right of the center hole.
4 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
All recorded reels with this variety contain only the French language.
Rare
Variety France 4
 

 
2 lines left of the center hole, with "Made in France".
No lines right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
 
Rare  
Variety France 5

2 lines left of the center hole, but NO "Made in France".
No lines right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
No copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
All recorded reels with this variety contain only the French language.
Rare
Variety Spain

 
This variety really is a mystery.
 
All the text is in Spanish
No "Made in.." on the reel.
3 lines at the bottom with copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
Very very rare.
No recorded spanish production.
Variety India 1

2 lines left of the center hole, with "Made in India".
4 lines right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
(9.) Very rare
Variety India 2

2 lines left of the center hole.
1 line "Made in India" right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the top.
 
Very rare
Variety India 3

2 lines left of the center hole.
1 line "Made in India" right of the center hole.
3 lines at the bottom of the center hole.
With copyright year.
Reel number at the bottom.
(9.) Very rare
TYPESET EXTRA: UNNUMBERED VARIETIES
The varieties in this section were not described by Roger Nazeley in his book. Some of those varieties are common, most are uncommon or rare. There is a mixture of varieties from U.S. and Belgian origin. On top of that the varieties are spread out across all periods from SAWYER's to View-Master International. I've tried to put them in some kind of chronological order.
Variety A

The center of this variety is exactly the same as variety 19.
The difference lies in the fact that on this variety there are no scene numbers.
 
Rare
Variety B

2 lines left of the center hole.
4 lines right of the center hole.
This variety looks the same as variety 24.
But at the left of the center hole it says 'VIEW-MASTER' instead of 'SAWYER'S Inc.'
Rare
Variety C

This variety has a mixture of lines at the bottom from variety 28 and 29.
It is fairly common on the Luray Caverns reels, but beside that..
 
Rare
Variety D

This variety looks the same as variety 43, but the copyright symbol on this variety is very small and between W and M.
On the 43 variety it is bigger and between 'MADE' and 'IN'.
Rare
Variety E

This Belgian variety looks the same as the U.S. variety 64.
The only difference, of course, is the word 'Belgium' instead of 'U.S.A.' and 'U.S.A.' at the end of the first line at the bottom.
Rare
Variety F

This variety is the same as variety E at the left.
This one lacks the lines at the right of the center hole, which is common on Belgian reels.
Rare
Variety G

This Belgian variety looks the same as the U.S. variety 70.
The only difference, of course, is the word 'Belgium' instead of 'U.S.A.' and 'U.S.A.' at last line at the bottom, instead of 'Portland 7, Oregon'.
Rare
Variety H

This variety is the same as variety G at the left.
This one lacks the lines at the right of the center hole, which is common on Belgian reels.
 
Rare
Variety I

 
This Belgian variety is the counter part of the U.S. variety 89 Churchcraft reels.
 
Rare
Variety J

This variety is the same as variety 105.
The only difference is the word 'Sawyer's' at the bottom, which is all capitals on variety 105.
Rare
Variety K

This Belgian variety is variety 114 without the lines at the right of the center hole.
 
Common
Variety L

This variety is the same as variety K at the left.
This one has 2 copyright years.
Scarce
Variety M

This Belgian variety is the same as variety 114. The only difference is the first line at the bottom. On this variety it has company specific copyright information.
Scarce
Variety N

This variety is the same as variety 114.
The only difference is that this one has 2 copyright years.
 
Scarce
Variety O

This Belgian variety is the same as variety 114. The only difference is the first line at the bottom. On this variety only the copyright symbol is printed. The rest of the copyright information is missing.
Rare
Variety P

This variety is the same as variety 116.
The only difference is that the first line at the bottom with 'COPYRIGHT' and the year is missing.
 
Rare
Variety Q

This U.S. variety looks the same as the Belgian variety 118.
The only difference, of course, is the word 'U.S.A.' instead of 'Belgium' at the left of the center hole.
Scarce
Variety R

 
This variety is the same as variety 118, but it has 2 copyright years and the reel number is at the bottom.
 
Rare
Variety S

 
This Belgian variety is variety 119 without the lines at the right of the center hole.
 
Fairly common
Variety T

This Belgian variety is the same as variety 123. The only difference is the first line at the bottom. On this variety it has company specific copyright information.
Rare
Variety U

 
This Belgian variety looks the same as the U.S. variety 136.
 
Rare
Variety V

I guess that there are a lot of different Personal Reel varieties. This one looks like variety 138 but has 3 U.S. PAT # at the left of the center hole.
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Variety W

 
Another Personal Reel variety. This one has 4 U.S. PATENTS at the left of the center hole.
 
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Variety X

This variety looks like variety 157 which is not pictured at this page. Instead of the 157 variety this variety has the reel number at the top.
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Variety Y

This variety looks like variety 192, but in this variety the second line left of the center hole is indented.
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Variety Z

This variety is one of the newest varieties on single reels. There is no comparison for this Belgian reel in the book of Roger Nazeley.
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Variety AA

This variety looks like variety 43, but this variety has a line with copyright information and 2 copyright years at the bottom.
 
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Variety AB

This variety looks like variety 43, but this variety has a line with company specific copyright information and copyright year at the bottom.
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Variety AC

This variety is a Proof Reel variety from the SAWYER'S period. It has the same lines on the left, right and bottom as variety 40.
 
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Variety AD

This variety is a Test Reel variety from the View-Master period. It looks like variety 141, but it has no gaf sign and only 2 lines at the left.
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Variety AE

This variety is like the normal variety 1PAF
On the bottom of the center hole there is an extra line with a copyright year and Luray Caverns Corp.
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Variety AF

This variety is like the normal variety 14
On the bottom of the center hole there is an extra line with a copyright year and Luray Caverns Corp.
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Variety AG

This variety looks like the U.S. variety 57, but is made in Belgium
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Variety AH

This variety is a variety 121 which is missing the patent lines at the right of the center hole.
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Variety AI

This variety looks like variety 98, but has only one copyright year.
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Variety AK

This variety is a variety 121 but with the reel number at the bottom.
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Variety AL

This variety looks like variety 124.
But the last line at the bottom reads: "Portland, Ore.--U.S.A." instead of only "U.S.A." on the variety 124.
Rare (4.)
Variety AM

This variety looks like variety 55.
But at the right of the center hole it has three instead of four lines.
 
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Variety AN

Variety within heptagon.
Looks like variety 137 but instead of
© copyright year SAWYER'S INC. at bottom,
this variety has Sawyer's Inc. in small lettering. Reel number at bottom.
Scarce
Variety AO

 
This variety looks like variety AN.
But this variety has two copyright years.
 
Rare
 
Variety AP

Variety within heptagon.
Looks like variety 144 but has 4 lines left to the center hole
The second line is extra and reads "Reel".
Reel number at bottom.
Scarce

View-Master® Single Reel Variations