Catalogue Number: 3504
Shuron round-eye gold spectacle frame with curl temples
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle frame
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1925
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Shuron Optical Company
Description Of Item: Shuron round-eye gold spectacle frame, 115 x 39 mm, with gold curl temples and saddle bridge, unglazed. The underside of the bridge is imprinted 'Shuron U.S.A.'
Historical Significance: Shuron Optical Company was founded in 1865 and still operating (in 2018) as a frame manufacturer, famous for its brow line style devised by Shuron's Vice-President Jack Rohrbach in 1947. It was a producer of optical products and machinery particularly in the 1920s.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
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 1