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Morton's Ophthalmoscope

Equipment / Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: Andrew Stanford MORTON
c1895
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1014 )
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Morton's ophthalmoscope

Equipment / Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: Andrew Stanford MORTON
c1895
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1015 )
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Liebreich ophthalmoscope

Equipment / Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: Richard Liebreich
c1860
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1016 )
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Jenaer Kurs-Augenspiegel III, non-illuminated combined direct & indirect ophthalmoscope

Equipment / Ophthalmoscope
c1920
Carl Zeiss
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1017 )
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Kirbro Rule

Equipment / PD ruler, pupillometer
Kirk Brothers
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1018 )
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Dioptre-Inch conversion scale

Equipment / PD ruler, pupillometer
Bay State Optical Co
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1019 )
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Moeller Applanation Tonometer

Equipment / Tonometer
Designer/inventor: J Draeger
c1975
Moeller Wedel
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1050 )
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Spirit Burner (for disinfection of indentation tonometers)

Equipment / Equipment, other clinical
c1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1051 )
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MacKay-Marg tonometer

Equipment / Tonometer
Designer/inventor: Stuart MACKAY and Edwin MARG
1966
Berkeley Tonometer Company
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1052 )
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De Zeng phorometer

Equipment / Refractor Phoropter Phorometer
c1931
American Optical Co
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1053 )
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Binocular subjective optometer

Equipment / Optometer
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1054 )
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Monocular subjective optometer

Equipment / Optometer
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1055 )
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Model eye for teaching ophthalmoscopy & retinoscopy

Equipment / Equipment, teaching
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1056 )

Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye - Stereograms

Equipment / Synoptophore, stereoscope
c1927
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1057 )

Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye - Stereograms

Equipment / Synoptophore, stereoscope
c1928
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1058 )
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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