Catalogue Number: 3494
Five small lens cleaning cloths
Sub-Category: Dispensing tool
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Five small lens cleaning chamois cleaning cloths 92 x 63 mm and one 125 x 95 mm, the smaller ones marked ' PHONE 6 / OPTOMETRIST / MISS E. L. M. PINK FSMC DBOA FIO (LON) / ATHERTON ' and the larger one marked ' BRITISH OPTICAL COMPANY / DISTRIBUTORS / 44 HUNTER STREET / SYDNEY / TEL D 1274 '
Historical Significance: These items belonged 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.
How Acquired: Donated by Noel Dawson (Ella pink collection)
Date Acquired: Jan 2018
Condition: Fair, some soiled with inks and handling grime
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Drawer 3