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Shooting spectacles

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacles, shooting
c1900
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1020 )
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Wellsworth aluminium snap case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
early 20thC
American Optical Company
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1113 )
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Wellsworth snap spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
American Oprical Company
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1114 )
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Pull-off spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20thC
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1145 )
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Tuck spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1146 )
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Snap spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1147 )

Papier mache spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Late 19th C
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1148 )
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Small pull-off style spectacle case (x3)

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1149 )
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Frog mouth spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1150 )
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Chatelaine spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
1910
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1151 )
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Chatelaine spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1152 )
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Snap spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1153 )
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Frog- mouth spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1154 )
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Frog- mouth spectacle case (x 2)

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1155 )
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Wooden spectacle case

Spectacles and lenses / Spectacle case
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1156 )
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Museum History

Cyril Woodford Kett. Painting by John Nathan 1980. Cat No.8.

The Museum and Archive is named in honour of Cyril Henry Woodford Kett FBOA FSMC (1890 - 1970) who was one of the five people who signed the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Australian College of Optometry in 1939.

He was a councillor of the College from 1940 to 1970 and First Vice President 1944 to 1947. He was made an honorary life member of the College in 1954. He donated numerous items of historical interest to the College that provide the foundation of the Museum. The collection formally started in 1970.

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    The opening of the Kett Museum's  Aitken Gallery by Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Anthony Carbines. From left are Honorary Archivists Colin Bates, Joe Chakman, Barry Cole, Pamela Sutton, Michael Aitken and Anthony Carbines MP, Maureen O'Keefe, CEO Australian College of Optometry.

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    French gilt brass 5 draw spyglass (small monocular telescope) circa 1820. Foliate & floral decoration around eyepiece, ribbed casing with suspension ring. Five draw telescopic action extends the spyglass for use. Diameter: 32mm, Length closed: 15mm: extended: 40mm. Cat No 3568