Catalogue Number: 3329
Booklet of vocational near vision test charts
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1945
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Description Of Item: Textured black flexible plastic three ring binder containing six 1 mm thick stiff card pages with various near point tasks represented on both sides of each card. The near point tasks are (1) printed text in Jaeger sizes J 8, J 10 and J 12, (2) printed text in Jaeger sizes J 14, J 16, J 18 and J 20, (3) black cloth with two rows of stitching of differing fineness, (4) and (5) newspaper extracts one a financial page and the other ordinary newspaper text with the date 1947, (6) an extract from a telephone directory, (7) musical notation, (8) a hand of playing cards in colour. (9) a hand-written ledger in blue ink and red rules, (10) rows and columns of numbers, (11) shorthand in grey pencil and (12) Courier typescript. No markings to indicate the maker.
Historical Significance: A similar near point test booklet is at Cat no. 2426.
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: June 2017
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 2