Reading cards in leather folder

Catalogue Number: 3990
Reading cards in leather folder
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Near reading test cards in brown leather folder. 2 loose cards and 2 copies of page 137 of a text book held in each side of the folder. The paper copies are of Fig 94 (from the uncredited text book) of Jaeger Test-Types with approximate Snellen equivalents. The subject matter is from Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' 1815. The first of the 2 loose cards is quoting from Cardinal John Henry Newman (21/02/1801-11/08/1890), Discourses on the Scope & Nature of University Education, 1852, including 'Hence it is that it is almost a definition of a gentleman...'. The sizes of print are not labelled. The other loose card is headed 'Suggested Standard Reading Types' 5pt to 48 pt. Size: 245mm H x 150mm W x 17mm D.
How Acquired: Donated by OPSM via Steven Giacon
Date Acquired: March 2003
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 2

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