Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing

Catalogue Number: 776
Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SASIENI Lindsay Sidney
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1950
Edition: 1st
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hammond, Hammond & Co
Description Of Item: Original dark blue cloth cover, 294 pages, 240 illustrationa in text, 2 appendices, index. It has a chapter on frame rules
Historical Significance: This book illustrates the style of spectacle frames in use in the late 1940s to early 1950s (eg see Figs 133-136). This was a standard text on optical dispensing in the 1950s. This copy was owned by Professor Barry Cole when he was a student in 1951-1954. Sasieni was a Fellow of the British Optical Association and of the Spectacle Makers Compnay and was in the 1950s senior refractionist at the London Refraction Hospital (now the Institute of Optometry), a registered charity established in 1922. It operates a clinic and provides post-graduate clincial training and continuing education.
How Acquired: Donated by Professor Barry Cole, former ACO director
Date Acquired: July 2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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