logologo-optometry

Visual Optics

Book / Book of historical note
Author: EMSLEY, H.H
1948
Hatton Press
4th edition (Reprint)
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 100 )

Vacuum deposition of thin films

Book / Book of historical note
Author: HOLLAND Leslie
1958
Chapman and Hall Ltd
2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1000 )

Glass

Book / Book of historical note
Author: BLACK Roderick Lawton
1969
McGraw Hill
1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1001 )

Polarized light, production and use

Book / Book of historical note
Author: SHURCLIFFE William A
1962
Harvard University Press
1st Ediiton
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1002 )

A gross of green spectacles

Book / Book of historical note
Author: FLICK Cecil Stanley
1951
Hatton Press Ltd
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1003 )

Colour vision : a discussion of the leading phenomena and their physical laws

Book / Book of historical note
Author: PEDDIE William
1922
Edward Arnold and Co
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1004 )

The human eye and the sun: 'hot' and 'cold' light

Book / Book of historical note
Author: VAVILOV Sergi Ivanovich (Translated from Russian by OM Blunn)
1965
Pergamon Press Ltd
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1005 )
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Ophthalmic lenses - theory and application

Book / Book of historical note
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
c 1960
Bausch and Lomb
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1006 )
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Ophthalmic lenses. Their history, theory and application

Book / Book of historical note
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
1956
Bausch and Lomb
8th Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1007 )

Spectacle lens technology

Book / Book of historical note
Author: HORNE Douglas F
1978
Adam Hilger Ltd
1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1008 )

Levin Contact Lens Tables

Book / Book of historical note
Author: LEVIN Robert
1959
Louis Levin and Son Inc
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1009 )

Technical optics Volumes 1 and 2

Book / Book of historical note
Author: MARTIN Louis Claude
1948 and 1950
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd
1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1010 )

Introduction to applied optics Vols 1 and 2

Book / Book of historical note
Author: MARTIN Louis Claude
1930 and 1932
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd
1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1011 )

Institute of Opticians of New Zealand Handbook

Book / Book of historical note
: Institute of Opticians of New Zealand
1949
Fleet Printers Ltd
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1012 )
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Leonardo de Vinci on the human body

Book / Hewett collection
Author: O'MALLEY, Charles D and SAUNDERS, J.B. DE C.M.
1952
Henry Schuman
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 102 )
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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