Ophthalmic instrument table

Catalogue Number: 1508
Ophthalmic instrument table
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Furniture incl instrument stands
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Ophthalmic instrument table, stained timber top 640 mm x 375 mm, cast metal stand with screw height adjustment operated by a hand wheel with lock, three splayed legs with castors
Historical Significance: This is typical of the instruments tables used by some optometrists and ophthalmologists in the first half of the 20th C. This one was probably for a keratometer.
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon, a prominent optometrist in NSW mid 20thC
Date Acquired: 2010
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. Free standing on floor stand

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