Genothalmic Refractor

Catalogue Number: 932
Genothalmic Refractor
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Refractor Phoropter Phorometer
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1917
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Mount Vernon, N.Y., USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: General Optical Co. Inc.
Description Of Item: Black painted metal instrument with main body including spherical & cylindrical lenses. 2 auxilliary lens drop cells to front. Two sets of variable prisms & red & white Maddox rods. Horizontal spirit level. Collared stem for suspension arm mounting. Rear stamped 'LICENSED PAT. SEPT. 18. 1917' W: 24.0 cm x H: 26.5 cm. Name of instrument (Genothalmic) and maker (General Optical) marked on front
Historical Significance: See other examples Cat Nos, 1121, 1122 and 2137 and Manual for the instrument at Cat No 1795
How Acquired: Donated by Paul McCann, Melbourne optometrist
Date Acquired: August 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 3 Drawer 5

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