Plastic spectacle frame fitting rule

Catalogue Number: 2207
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 to measure frame facial fitting, lens heights and monocular pupillary distances. Dimensions: 205 x 48 mm
Historical Significance: The 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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