Barrel of Beale ophthalmoscope by Hawksley, London

Catalogue Number: 3628
Barrel of Beale ophthalmoscope by Hawksley, London
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: Lionel Smith Beale (1828-1906)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1870
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hawksley
Description Of Item: Brass barrel section of Beale ophthalmoscope. Engraved 'Hawksley. LONDON./ S.E.J. 1401'. L:273 x H:48 x D: 38mm.
Historical Significance: This ophthalmoscope could be mounted on a wooden stand or held in the hand. It used ambient lighting, either daylight or a well-lit room. An example was shown at the South Kensington Museum Exhibition of Scientific Apparatus in 1876 which formed the basis for the Science Museum, London.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: October 2014
Condition: Fair, incomplete
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 10

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