Plastic spectacle frame fitting rule

Catalogue Number: 2208
Plastic spectacle frame fitting rule
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Dispensing tool
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Shaped white plastic rule with metal sliding fitting. Various scales printed in black, blue, red & green to measure monocular pupillary distances & frame dimensions. 185x53 mm
Historical Significance: TThe book L S Sasieni Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing 1950 (Cat nos 776 )2243) has an informative chapter (ch 2) on frame rules and one (ch 5) on devices for face measurements.
How Acquired: Donated by Philip Lyons, Physics Museum, University of Melbourne
Date Acquired: 16.6.2013
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 9

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