Collection of advertising by optometrists

Catalogue Number: 1352
Collection of advertising by optometrists
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1915 - 1940
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: (1) Photocopy of advertisment for Colin Wantrup Certified Optician Sydney Road Brunswick in Coburg Courier 1939 (pencil date) (2) Announcement card of change of address and reminder notice for George Rees Pty Ltd Collins Street Melbourne (undated) with a picture of Javal Schiotz keratometer. (3) Two-fold leaflet for H Robbins and Son, Melbourne opticians, (pictured) with promotional text, prices and photos of consulting rooms and line drawing of retinoscopy (undated) (4) Two flyers announcing the visit of Nicholson and Smith Opticians of Albury to Kiewa and Barnawartha and advising of sight testing rooms in Albury every day and their appointment by the the NSW Goverment to supply spectacles for school children (undated). (5) Four lens cleaning cloths for Eric Parker FIO sight testing optician Coburg, Marchant Opticians Collins St Melbourne, Harold Michael Elizabeth Street Melbourne and Alfred Nott P/L Collins Street Melbourne (6) wooden 12 inch ruler bearing the words E H Bergman MVOA Optician Sandringham Opposite Station Tel X 6701 (6) Two copies of a single fold grey card leaflet 85 x 132 mm advertising the Perfa Hygal Lens for Wastell and Cutter ophthalmic opticians of Ballar, a lens claimed to have 60% UV absorption and a lens form designed by Professors Gullstrand and von Rohr (7) Business card for H Rabivov DO AOC DM Eyesight specialist and consulting optician on Brighton and Port Melbourne and formerly Carlton (8) newspaper cuttings of advertisements pasted on stiff card for AD Brown Ophthamic Optician of Brunswick (dated 1917) advertising toric lenses as better than flat lenses, and for FW Ledger Optician of Yarrwonga (dated 1915) advising that Mr Ledger has now passed his optical course and will test sight free (9) singe white paper page (page 89) torn from an unidentified magazine advertising free eye tests and manufacture of glasses and inviting readers to telephone or write (no address given) for an appointment (10) newspaper clipping of an advertisiment for PA Morris and Co Pty Ltd at York House 298 Little Collins Street Melbourne advertising a 10% optical benefit to members of the L.O.R and glasses including sight test from 25 shillings (25 cents) (11) Beige card game score card 85 mm X x 210 mm H advertising H Prentice Registered Optician at Room 5, 5th floor 239 Collins Street Melbourne (Age Chambers). (12) H Collin & Co Flyer 225 x 145 mm.
Condition: Fair to good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2

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