logologo-optometry

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Coat of arms of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians

Historical object or artefact /
Artist: unknown
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 143 )
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Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Historical object or artefact /
Artist: unknown
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 144 )
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Metal plaque recording appreciation of the Women's Optometric Group

Historical object or artefact / Plaque
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1799 )
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Metal plaque ('Brass plate') for the Victorian College of Optometry

Historical object or artefact / Plaque
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1800 )
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Coat of arms of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians London on glass

Historical object or artefact /
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1810 )
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Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers London on glass

Historical object or artefact /
Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1811 )
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Wooden printing blocks for the crest of the Victorian Optical Association

Historical object or artefact /
1940?
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1837 )
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Box of microscope slides of cross sections of parts of eyes

Historical object or artefact /
1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1897 )
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Two plaques recording the naming of the Nathan Library

Historical object or artefact / Plaque
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
1960 and 1991
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1981 )
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Coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers on glass

Historical object or artefact /
Early 20th C
(Cat no. 1983 )
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Colenbrander ophthalmoscopy mannequin

Historical object or artefact /
Corporation: Hansen ophthalmic development laboratory
Iowa City
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 2100 )
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Pair of copper bookends made f+or Bausch and Lomb

Historical object or artefact /
Corporation: Bausch and Lomb
Bausch and Lomb
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 2840 )
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Collection of artefacts associated with the development of LogMAR visual acuity charts

Historical object or artefact /
Designer/inventor: BAILEY Ian L, LOVIE Jan
1975
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 3268 )
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Coat of Arms (Crest) of the Victorian College of Optometry

Historical object or artefact /
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 5 )
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Plaque commemorating the opening of the College's new building on October 20 1960

Historical object or artefact / Plaque
Institution: Victorian College of Optometry
1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 800 )
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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