Instructions: Professional ophthalmoscope (Bausch and Lomb)

Catalogue Number: 2495
Instructions: Professional ophthalmoscope (Bausch and Lomb)
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Ophthalmic product manual/instructions
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester New York, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb
Description Of Item: Cream coloured printed paper wrapper, 19 pages, fully illustrated
Historical Significance: During the 1950s and 1960s, direct ophthalmoscopes with intense illumination such as the Keeler Pantoscope, Bausch & Lomb Professional, American Optical Giantscope and the Zeiss Jena Electric competed at the sophisticated end of the market. Their life was to be curtailed suddenly, however, by the introduction of a new type of light source by the Welch Allyn Company in 1973. This was the halogen bulb, operating at 3.5 volts and producing a brilliant white light. (Source: College of Optometrists (UK), Ophthamoscopes Part III http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/college/museyeum/online_exhibitions/optical_instruments/ ophthalmoscopes/ophthalmoscopes3.cfm
How Acquired: Donated by Harold Barton, Melbourne optometrist
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6

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