Catalogue Number: 1600
Ophthalmic consulting room equipment (postcard)
Sub-Category: Photograph Equipment
Photographer: E A Bradford
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney
Publisher/Manufacturer: E A Bradford 24 Jamieson St Sydney
Description Of Item: Black and white glossy photograph, 159 x 254 mm, of a hydraulic ophthalmic equipment stand with one side arm table carrying a synoptophore and another a small trial lens set, an arm carrying a refractor head on which is fixed a near point chart slide and at the top of the stand is an anglepoise examination lamp.
Historical Significance: The origins of this photograph are unknown but the equipment photographed and the wall decorations indicate that it was taken in the 1930s. It is typical of optometric equipment of the time except that few optometrists would have had a synoptophore.
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3