Catalogue Number: 3505
Oval eye rimless spectacles with curl sides
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1925
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Oval-eye gold rimless spectacles, 100 x 30 mm, glazed with flat glass lenses, three piece frame with curl sides affixed through drill holes in the lemses and a gold saddle bridge on the underside of which the letters A&S are imprinted. Measures 38 x 22 mm.
Historical Significance: This item was among effects formerly belonging to Miss Ella Lillian May Pink (1890-1986) an Australian woman who qualified in optometry in London in 1915 and practised in Australia from 1917 until September 1953. She was the first Australian woman to complete qualifications in optometry in London. She completed her Fellowship examinations of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers in 1915 acquiring the right to the post-nominal FSMC and also in the same year the examinations for the Dioptric Diploma of the British Optical Association (DBOA). She also chose to become a Fellow of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians (FIO) in 1916.
How Acquired: Donated by Noel Dawson (Ella Pink Collection)
Date Acquired: Jan 2018
Condition: Poor, R lens broken
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 1