Trial set of A Hawes

Catalogue Number: 1545
Trial set of A Hawes
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Trial lens case
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: A Hawes
Description Of Item: Large timber cased trial set, complete with all lenses (Spheres & cyls, prisms & filters). Internal fitting features lighter timber than that of outer casing. Lid lined with blue silk. Case has metal label internally:' A HAWES OPTICIAN 79 LEADENHALL STREET LONDON' Lock stamped 'HOBBS & Co LEVER LONDON' No key.Unusual 2 cell trial frame in white metal alloy. Adjustable bridge height & width. Trial frame stamped 'A HAWES' & 'LONDON'. Case also contains 4 glass watch faces. Case: 44.3cm W x 34.7cm D x 6.7cm H
How Acquired: On loan from Optometrists Association of Australia via Joe Chakman
Date Acquired: 02.08.2010
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 2

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