Cased B&L May ophthalmoscope & Copeland Refractascope retinoscope

Catalogue Number: 2235
Cased B&L May ophthalmoscope & Copeland Refractascope retinoscope
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Ophthalmoscope retinoscope set
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1938
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Description Of Item: Boxed set of ophthalmoscope & retinoscope with electric leads and one spare globe. Black leatherette covered hinged case lined with faded blue/green velvet. Outside stamped with gold letters 'THEODORE KATZ O.D.' 264mm W x 150mm D x 50mm H. Retinoscope marked 'COPELAND/ REFRACTASCOPE/ PAT. NO. 1,648,013/ DISTRIBUTED BY/ RIGGS OPTICAL COMPANY/ CHICAGO ILL.' Ophthalmoscope marked 'BAUSCH & LOMB/ OPT. CO./ USA/ MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE/ US PAT. 2,080,844'. Refractoscope only displayed in Museum Gallery.
Historical Significance: J C Copeland's patent 1648013 was granted on Nov 8 1927. The patent number 2080844 on the ophthalmoscope head refers to the battery handle and illumination system design which was granted on 18 May 1937 to Bausch & Lomb for Carl Wittig's design.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: July 3013
Condition: Poor
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 12

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