The Alcoomie Rim Stretcher

Catalogue Number: 1339
The Alcoomie Rim Stretcher
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Frame heater
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: F J Bannister
Description Of Item: Compact, heavy metal electric device to heat & stretch spectacle frames to fit lenses. Base plate has 4 holes to attach to workbench. 2 copper plates attached reading: 'SUPPLIED BY AUSTRALIAN OPTICAL COY LIMITED' & 'THE ALCOOMIE RIM STRETCHER/ 200-250 VOLTS AC OR DC/ NORMAL SIZES 34 36 38 40 42 44 mm/ MANUFACTURED BY/ F J BANNISTER SYDNEY/ 2+1+0-1-2'. Size: 15.5cm x 12.7cm x 9.6cm
Historical Significance: See cat No 1341 for a second example of this item.
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Overhead display

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