I purchased my Stereo Realist from Dr. T. I also bought his well written book.
I love the camera and it's quirkiness is part of the fun!
Is it possible to use pair of 35mm SLR for stereo photography?
It has been some time since I was doing stereo photography, but yes, you could use a pair of SLRs, the issue being that the inter-ocular or inter-lens distance would be greater than required -- you'd be into hyper-stereo territory. I once had a pair of Rollei 35S camera that I could mount on a platform; because of their small size, the inter-lens distance was less that it would be with larger cameras. If you look at the RTB link in a previous post, you'll see that some experts actually merge two cameras into one.
RBT Stereo-SLR's (made out of two standard SLR's)
I have a Revere 33, inherited from my f-i-l. In spite of sending it once for repair, I continue to have problems with the film advance -- uneven spacing and overlapping frames make it unreliable. Which is sad, because other than this fault, it's a very nice camera. I'd love to get it fixed properly, but there seems to be only one repair person, and he's getting on (and not on the 'net or email). Apparently, the design of the film advance mechanism has "issues", and I have been told (with very little in the way of details) the uneven spacing and frame overlap is due to some kind of problem with a fiber washer and a clutch.
Anyone who can enlighten me as to a reliable repair person for this camera will earn my gratitude!
My Verascope had a similar problem. It was the film pressure plate. The springs holding it against the film were compressed too much, a little tweak and it was as good as new. I had a 33 once. Loved it.
Some people use two SLR overlapping in horizontal orientation.