Catalogue Number: 2866
Tomey Auto-lensmeter Model TL-1000
Sub-Category: Vertometer, lensometer, focimeter
Corporation: TOMEY CORPORATION
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2000
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Nagoya, Japan
Publisher/Manufacturer: Tomey Corporation
Description Of Item: Auto Lensmeter TL-1000, 160 mm W x 240 mm D, 410 mm H, for automatic measurement of the optical power of ophthalmic lenses and for manual ink marking of the centre and orientation of cylindrical lenses. Cream coloured metal and plastic outer covering, on/off switch on right side, electronic screen 100 x 75 mm, result slip printer on top, adjustable rest plate for spectacles or lenses and 3 point lens marker mechanism. Makers plate on back reading ' Auto lensometer TL-1009 / Japan / Serial number 914601 '. Label on front for the Australian supplier Designs for Vision Camperdown NSW.
Historical Significance: Tomey Corporation is a Japanese instrument maker specialising in ophthalmic diagnostic instruments. It was originally founded in 1971 as Tomey Sangyo and in 1979 as Tomey Medical. It became Tomey Corporation in 2000.
How Acquired: Donated by Australian College of Optometry (Ex Clinic)
Date Acquired: May 2016
Condition: Good but missing power cord
Location: Archive store room