Catalogue Number: 1867
(Instructions for use of) The Freeman Near Vision Unit and the Freeman-Archer Subjective Unit (2 brochures)
Sub-Category: Ophthalmic product manual/instructions
Corporation: R Archer and Sons Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1955 ?
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: R Archer and Sons Ltd
Description Of Item: Two brochures (1) 'The Freeman Technique for distance subjective refraction', 20 pages (19 paginated) with an illustration of the Freeman-Archer Subjective Unit and 21 Figures, stamped 'JL Biddle, Wholesale Manufacturing Optican 126 Elizabeth St Brisbane Aust Agents', (2) 'The Freeman Near Vision Unit' written by H Freeman FBOA (Hons) FSMC DOrth, grey card cover, 28 paginated pages, Illustrations of the near vision unit on pages 14 and 15, 13 Figures, stamped as for (1).
Historical Significance: Item (1) is based on papers written by H Freeman in the Brit J Physiol Optics January 1955 and in the Optician October 1950. These items are illustrative of the inventiveness of optometrists in devising instruments to improve the accuracy of refractive correction.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 4