French glass uncut ophthalmic lenses

Catalogue Number: 1720
French glass uncut ophthalmic lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Several pairs of toric glass lenses (+0.25/+1.00D) uncut rectangular shape 45 x 40 mm contained in original wrapping paper rubber stamped WW & Co DJM (?)
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: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 3

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