Moswheel simple trial frame

Catalogue Number: 949
Moswheel simple trial frame
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Trial Frame
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1890
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Double drop-cell trial frame with clips forming third auxilliary cell at rear. Axes marked 0 to 180 (in 15 degree steps). Fixed 'X' bridge. Each front cell has a wheel to rotate cylindrical lenses. Straight skull temples. R eye stamped: MOSWHEEL. L eye stamped 63m/m. W: 11.3 cm x D: 4.3 cm
Historical Significance: The Moswheel Patent Trial Frame is detailed on page 63 of The Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd undated catalogue, see Item No 2777
How Acquired: Donated by S D C Tovey, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Good but rotator wheels corroded
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 5

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