Catalogue Number: 1932
Rule for measuring temple length for fitting spectacle frames
Sub-Category: Dispensing tool
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Off-white plastic rule 147 mm long with hook shape to locate over the ear and a millimetre scale on both sides. Marked on ear hook 'REG DESIGN 023674'
Historical Significance: The book L S Sasieni Spectacle fitting and optical dispensing 1950 (Cat nos 776 )2243) has an informative chapter (ch 2) on frame rules and one (ch 5) on devices for face measurements.
How Acquired: Donated by British Optical Association Museum
Date Acquired: Aug 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 5