Ophthalmic instrument stand

Catalogue Number: 1192
Ophthalmic instrument stand
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Furniture incl instrument stands
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester New York USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb
Description Of Item: Ophthalmic instrument stand, hydraulic height adjustment, three instrument arms for a refractor, a keratometer and a tray for small instruments, adjustable arm for a light with chrome lamp shade. Electrical switch box fixed to the main body of the stand with two retractable electrical leads to handles for retinoscope and ophthalmocope heads, adjustable rheosats and an ampere meter, on-off switches and electrical plugs for ancillary equipment. Metal label reading 'Bausch and Lomb Rochester, NY, USA'. Ophthalmic chair shown in picture is cat No 1191
Historical Significance: This stand is a companion to the ophthalmic chair (cat No 1191) since both were acquired from an antique shop by the donor. It is displayed with the Greens Refractor Cat No 1190 from the same period. It also looks the same as the stand illustrated in the advertising poster for Mr Occleshaw (Cat No 689) in which the acquisition of a Bausch and Lomb Greens refractor by Mr Occleshaw is announced. Donated in memory of his daughter Mandi Karen Kaye 31 Oct 1964 - 12 July 1996 who trained and worked in Melbourne as a Special Education Teacher. Bausch and Lomb paid for the transport of this item from Sydney to Melbourne.
How Acquired: Donated by Rob Kaye, NSW optometrist and former member and Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: April 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. Free standing on floor

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