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The Optician Vol XIII 1897

Periodical, magazine /
Corporation: The Guttenberg Press
1897
The Guttenberg Press
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1023 )

The Optician Vol XII 1896 - 1897

Periodical, magazine /
Corporation: The Guttenberg Press Limited
1896-1897
The Guttenberg Press
Time Period: 19th C
(Cat no. 1024 )

Australasian Journal of Optometry (Incorporating the Commonwealth Optometrist) 1932 to 1947 incomplete

Periodical, magazine /
Association: Institute of Optometrists of NSW
1932 - 1947
Institute of Optometrists of NSW
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1029 )

The Commonwealth Optometrist

Periodical, magazine /
Association: Institute of Optometrists of NSW
1920 - 1927
Institute of Optometrists of NSW
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1069 )

Forty-four year cumulative index of the American Journal of Optometry and archives of the American Academy of Optometry Vol 1 to 44 1924-1967

Periodical, magazine /
Association: American Academy of Optometry
1968
American Academy of Optometry
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1077 )

Vision Asia Pacific 1992 to 1997

Periodical, magazine /
Editor: SMITH Damien P, BOKOR John
1992 - 1997
International Federation of Asian and Pacific Association of Optometrists
(Cat no. 1224 )
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American Journal of Physiological Optics

Periodical, magazine /
Association: American Optical Company
1920 to 1926
Research Division of the American Optical Company
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1455 )
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The Commonwealth Optometrist. A journal of interest to opticians and optometrists. (Three unbound early issues)

Periodical, magazine /
Association: Institute of Optometrists of New South Wales
1919 - 1928
Institute of Optometrists of New South Wales
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1513 )

British Journal of Physiological Optics

Periodical, magazine /
Association: British Optical Association
British Optical Association
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1527 )

The Australian Manufacturing Jewellers Watchmakers and Opticians Gazette

Periodical, magazine /
1930 1937 to 1941
H S Gerard and Co Pty Ltd
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1529 )

The Optical News

Periodical, magazine /
Corporation: Australian Optical Company Ltd
1933 to 1934
Printed by Ingleson and Fullwood
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1530 )
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Rodenstock Vision (magazine)

Periodical, magazine /
Corporation: Rodenstock
1979 and 1980
Optische Werke G, Rodenstock
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1601 )
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Journal of the American Optometric Association (Back issues)

Periodical, magazine /
Association: American Optometric Association
1943 - 1948
Ernest H Kieenapp
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
(Cat no. 1656 )

British Journal of Ophthalmology (back issues)

Periodical, magazine /
Practice/Business: British Journal of Ophthalmology Ltd
Geo Pulman and Sons Ltd
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1657 )

American Journal of Optometry (single issue 1926)

Periodical, magazine /
Association: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Vermont Optometric Associations
1926
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
(Cat no. 1658 )
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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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Recent highlights in the Museum

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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.

  • 3568_D_Brass_pendant_spyglass.jpeg

    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