993.122.1: Retinoscope, Folding in Case, 1890-1930

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993.122.1: Retinoscope, Folding in Case.
Image No. 2243 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Folding retinoscope with lenses in an embossed lined leather case. The retinoscope consists of a set of 2 mirrors, plane and concave, held facing each other in flat frames which rotate through the same axis about a central hinge. Attached to one side of the frame is a holder for interchangeable lenses. The case also contains 4 small inset lenses of varying thicknesses and a hand held perforated biconvex indirect lens [magnifier]. The case is lined with purple textile and elastic holders [now faded]. Dimension given are for closed case.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.122.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1890-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 8.5 cm
  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 6.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined hinged case with catch
  • b) Ophthalmoscope
  • c) Lens
  • d) Lens
  • e) Lens
  • f) Lens
  • g) Biconvex lens

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • coating,
  • copper alloy,
  • elastic,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • plating,
  • silvering,
  • textile

Acquisition Detail