Dynascope dynamic retinoscope

Catalogue Number: 2375
Dynascope dynamic retinoscope
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Retinoscope
Designer/inventor: A E Turville & J I Pascal
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1945
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gowllands Ltd
Description Of Item: Dynascope, dynamic retinoscope: cased hand-held self-illuminating instrument with black metal head and white enamel and chrome metal handle for D-cell batteries. 4 fixation targets of letters or shapes can be rotated into view. Black leather-covered wooden case with hinged lid (hinges repaired), snap catch and blue velvet and silk lining. 'DYNASCOPE' embossed in gold letters on case. Case: 60 x 298 x 60 mm
Historical Significance: The Turville-Pascal Dynascope of 1931 was collaboratively designed by A E Turville, a British optometrist, and J I Pascal who was born in Lithuania and was both an optometrist and ophthalmologist and taught in the USA. See also Cat No 621: Pamphlet of 'The Technique of Dynamic Retinoscopy using the Dynascope' by A E Turville, 1932.
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 4

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