Five printing blocks for optometric stationery and advertising

Catalogue Number: 3508
Five printing blocks for optometric stationery and advertising
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Five printing blocks, metal on wood (except one all metal), for use printing optometric stationery and in advertising, contained in a plain cardboard post box. They were for Charles Wantrup, a Melbourne optometrist in practice in Brunswick and Prahran in the first half of the 20th century. One block has an eye logo and the words 'COLIN WANTRUP / OPTICAN / 188 CHAPEL ST / PRAHRAN. Another is of a pair of specacles and marked on the back MR WANTRUP P 90. A third is a photograph of an optometrist attending a patient behind a phoropter,
Historical Significance: See also Catalogue no. 3482 for other advertising for Wantrupt
How Acquired: Donated by Jonathan Wantrup, son of Charles Wantrup
Date Acquired: Dec 2017
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 11

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