Catalogue Number: 1725
Pack of Crookes 1 sphero-cylindrical ophthalmic lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester NY USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch and Lomb
Description Of Item: An original pack of 5 pair of Bausch and Lomb 'Celex' lenses, toric Crookes tint glass lenses, designated on the pack as 'Made in USA'. Lenses are uncut round 48 mm dia.
Historical Significance: The father of the donor, Ernest MacFarlane, had a long-established optometry practice at 13 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. He had purchased the practice in about 1905 from a Mr Pugh. He was later joined in his practice by his son, Ken, who was the donor.
How Acquired: Donated by K MacFarlane, Melbourne optometrist
Date Acquired: c 1975
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 4