Catalogue Number: 3257
Heine ophthalmoscope head, cased
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1975
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany
Description Of Item: Cased direct ophthalmoscope head; no battery handle or condensing lens. Metal body painted black, 5 apertures and sliding C-F selector. Single wheel of lenses. Heine company logo painted in white. Black hinged leatherette covered fitted case lined with burgundy velvet and purple satin. Ophthalmoscope head: 95 x 43 x 18 mm. Case: 160 x 125 x 38 mm.
Historical Significance: Helmut A Heine founded the Heine company in 1946 in Herrsching, Germany. The first instruments made by the company were a hand-held otoscope and a direct ophthalmoscope.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: Oct 2011
Condition: Good, but surface rubbed
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 9