Three glass spectacle lenses in individual branded envelopes

Catalogue Number: 2196
Three glass spectacle lenses in individual branded envelopes
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20thC
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb
Description Of Item: Three sphero-cyl uncut glass lenses in manufacturers packets demonstrating different types of lenses, flat, periscopic, round and square. The lenses are in a postal envelope bearing the address of EJH MacFarlane and Son Optometrists 13 Gertrude St Fitzroy.(Previously catalogued as Item 1743)
Historical Significance: The donor Ken MacFarlane was a Melbourne optometrist whose practice was originally his father's, Ernest, at 13 Gertude Street Fitzroy. Ernest had purchased the practice in about 1905 from a Mr Pugh.See Cat No109 for the FIO certificate of Ernest MacFarlane dated 1930.
How Acquired: Donated by Ken MacFarlane
Date Acquired: c 1975
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 4

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