Viewloader VL2000 Hopper

The first commercially available agitator hopper was produced by Viewloader in the early 1990s. The prototype was cobbled together using a model aircraft servo, some custom electronics and was based on Viewloader’s VL200 gravity feed hopper.

Viewloader VL200

The final photo shows David Bell of Viewloader with the new VL2000 Power Series Hopper at the World Cup in 1994.