Turville-Stewart Ophthalmoscope & Retinoscope

Catalogue Number: 1060
Turville-Stewart Ophthalmoscope & Retinoscope
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: A E Turville & Dr D D S Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1926
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Croydon, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Ellis Optical
Description Of Item: Black metal ophthalmoscope, hand slit lamp & retinoscope. In black leatherette hinged case; compartmentalised interior with blue velvet lining. Various filters & stops & spare bulb. Imprinted: Turville Stewart/ Pat No 286793/ Revluc/ 1195/Ellis Optical Co/Croydon. L: 25.6cm x W: 4.3cm, Case: L: 30.5cm x D: 9.3cm x H: 5.4cm
Historical Significance: A.E. Turville was an English optometrist and Dr Stewart an ophthalmologist whom Turville had met at a local radio society. They collaborated in the design of ophthalmic instruments. They had laboured in vain to make a table-mounted slit-lamp but, in the process, had learned a lot from the experience, which ultimately helped in their ophthalmoscope design. Turville and Stewart collaborated with the Ellis Optical Company of London to produce a series of ophthalmoscopes, including the Westminster and Wide-Angle models. Turville was a fellow of the British Optical Association. He founded an optometric practice in 1915 in Northhampton, London. He developed the Turville Infinity balance method of binocular refraction
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 11

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