Near reading test chart in wooden frame with handle

Catalogue Number: 2106
Near reading test chart in wooden frame with handle
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Reading card, tests of near vision
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Near vision test card printed on white stiff card and framed in a brown stained timber frame 230 mm x 130 mm with a wooden handle 125 mm long. The reading chart is headed 'TYPE FOR TESTING THE SIGHT/SOFT-LITE LENSES' and have type in 5 different sizes (without notation) and a line of music.
Historical Significance: This ophthalmic reading test chart promotes Soft-Lite lenses. Soft-lite tinted ophthalmic lenses were marketed strongly in the 1930s and 1940s by the Soft-lite Lens Company Inc in New York USA. The lenses were made by Bausch and Lomb and sold under licence.
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 2

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