Catalogue Number: 225
Modern ophthalmic lenses and optical glass
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: T E OBRIG
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1935
Edition: 1st edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Chilton Company
Description Of Item: Original cloth, xix preliminary pp, 323 pages. 168 figures in text. Signature of R Stewart Padman on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: This book includes chapters on bifocal and trifocal lenses, telescopic spectacles, iseikonic lenses and an important chapter on contact lenses. The author was an early pioneer in contact lenses. See his text book on contact lenses Catalogue Number 95. Obrig was President of OBRIG Laboratories NY and an early pioneer of contact lens practice. Obrig was not an optometrist but a technical innovator who made contact lenses and taught ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians how to fit them. He was doing this in the late 1930s. The first Obrig all-plastic contact lens was produced in 1938.
How Acquired: Donated by Jeffery Coulson
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note