Near vision test card

Catalogue Number: 2464
Near vision test card
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Corporation: Titmus Optical Company Inc
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1955
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Petersburg Virginia USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Titmus optical Co
Description Of Item: Plastic card, 120 x 196 mm with 3mm hole at top. One side has paragraphs of different sizes of print labelled from 1 (smallest) to 7 (largest). Reverse shows examples of Newspaper type, Bible type, Telephone directory, blocks of print on green and red backgrounds, a line of music and a road map. It is labelled 'TITMUS OPTICAL COMPANY, INC. Petersburg, Virginia. One of the World's Largest Manufacturers of Ophthalmic Products...Instruments, Lenses, Frames, Sun Wear'.
Historical Significance: The Titmus Optical Co was founded in 1908 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela R Sutton
Date Acquired: July 2014
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5

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