Van Cort Instruments Was started in 1979 by Eric and Kate Van Cort. Known for very High Quality reproductions and very high Quality turned brass and wood models of their own designs. The first started their business as makers of reproduction optical instruments such as teleidoscopes. They later added to their line by adding more and more kaleidoscopes. Their first kaleidoscope model was the Lucida 1983 followed by the Classic in 1984. Their Most famous model was the Charles G Bush reproduction kaleidoscope from 1989. These are still highly sought after models still today. Their Studio Closed Some where around 2000. Their Studio was located in Northhampton MA.