Catalogue Number: 1907
Paragon lens cutter
Sub-Category: Lens Cutter
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920s
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Ophthalmic lens cutter, 150 mm high, round base 108 mm diameter, black metal base, chrome mechanical parts, rotating turntable with rubber base on which the lens is placed, spring loaded liftable spindle to hold lens in place. Cutting arm has scaled adjusting screws and is spring loaded to hold it firmly against the template. Lever on base raises turntable to cutting tool. Gear with handle at the top allows the operator to rotate the turntable and lens. Four templates and a spare rubber base attached to the cutting arm by twisted wire.Brass plate affixed with screws with the brand name 'Paragon' and the number 60.
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Overhead display