Lens Cleaning Cloth - C. G. Jenkin

Catalogue Number: 3514
Lens Cleaning Cloth - C. G. Jenkin
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1946
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Fine white cotton cloth 123 mm x 90 mm with pinked edge and the words Use this specially prepared cloth for cleaning your lenses. C. G. Jenkin FVOA, 50 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Telephone U 1158, Oculist's prescriptions accurately dispensed, Repairs of every description guaranteed, All your optical wants supplied, printed in blue.
Historical Significance: Optical wholesalers supplied optometrists cleaning cloths with practitioner details to be given to patients with their new spectacles. the size was chosen to easily fit into the spectacle case.Charles G Jenkin was a Malvern optometrist, son of Walter Jenkin, a jeweller who was registered as an optometrist based on experience in the initial registration of optometrists in Victoria in 1936 (Reg. No. 262). Charles completed an apprenticeship as a jeweller and also qualified as an optometrist with the qualification F.V.O.A. in 1943. He retired in 1977. The telephone number was first listed in the Melbourne White Pages Directory in February 1946. The number was changed to UY 1158 in November 1953.(Information supplied by Telstra Museum, Melbourne. Sheet providing full information accompanies item.)
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 8/1/2018
Condition: Good. A few age spots
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 8

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