Hamblin Self Luminous Retinoscope

Catalogue Number: 1094
Hamblin Self Luminous Retinoscope
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Retinoscope
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Theodore Hamblin
Description Of Item: Self luminous retinoscope with adjustable focus (graduated). Axis markings on back of mirror. Battery handle, no globe. L:23.5 cm x W: 4.6 cm. Imprinted: PAT No 167095 THEODORE HAMBLIN LTD LONDON W1. 820/19. In black leatherette covered case, lined with purple velvet & satin. Case: L: 17.5 cm x D: 7.7 cm x H: 5.3 cm
Historical Significance: Theodore Hamblin Ltd was a firm of dispensing opticians in Wigmore Street London. Theodore Hamblin (d1952) was highly regarded by ophthalmologists so much so his obituary was published by the Brit J Ophthal 1952;36;656. GB Patent No 167095 was granted to Gerald Henry Wingate on August 4 1921 for Improvements in or relating to ophthalmoscopes.
How Acquired: Donated by Alan W Johnston. Fellow of the College
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 4

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