Simple optometer

Catalogue Number: 519
Simple optometer
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Optometer
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Simple nickel plated brass optometer. Single glass lens (+13.50DS) in painted cast brass eyepiece and sliding round target impressed with 'COUNT THE DOTS' and ten dots mounted on arm of square section. Calibrated 3 to 100 CONCAVE and 100 to 7 CONVEX. End piece to keep target on arm is a later replacement nut. Missing fixing screw to secure target in position. Dimensions: 290x77x32mm
How Acquired: Donated by Victorian College of Optometry
Date Acquired: 16.12.2007
Condition: Good. Some brass showing through plating.
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 5 Overhead display

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