An optical primer

Catalogue Number: 310
An optical primer
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Chas H PIXLEY
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1916
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: FA Hardy and Company
Description Of Item: TWO COPIES: 300 pages with some illustrations in text. On the title page of copy 1 are two rubber stamps indicating former ownership by Wood (old established Melbourne optometry firm) and Percy Bingeman (also a first half 20thC Melbourne optometrist). Tucked in at the back is a newspaper photograph showing delegates at the Sixth Interstate Conference of Opticians (dated ca 1920)
Historical Significance: This is a practical manual on refraction with a trial set and other optometric tests and the fitting of spectacles. It includes useful illustrations of optical instruments and equipment. Pixley also wrote 'The eye, its refraction and accommodation; a brief description of the mechanical conditions which make spectacles a necessity.' 1889.
Condition: COPY 1 Very good; COPY 2 Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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