Catalogue Number: 3648
Spectacle frame dispensing
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CLAYTON G. H.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1970
Edition: Reprint 1989
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Association of British Dispensing Opticians
Description Of Item: Booklet, blue card cover, 220 x 140 mm, 111 pages, illustrated in black and white throughout text
Historical Significance: The author was a British dispensing optician and Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. He also held a BSc degree. The book was written to succeed the older classical texts in the field, notably Sasieni's Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing (1950) (Cat # 777 and 2243) and its revised version Principles and practice of optical dispensing and fitting (1962). The book is a source of techniques of optical dispensing and styles of spectacle frames in the mid 20th century, which are generously illustrated. It covers British Standards for optical dispensing. pupillary distance measurement, frame measurements, frame styles and frame fitting.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Aug 2018
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note