993.124.1: Ophthalmoscope, 1885-1930

Additional Images

993.124.1: Ophthalmoscope.
Image No. 2192 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A non-luminous ophthalmoscope with a fixed disc at the top which contains 4 inset lenses and encases 29 other lenses which can be revolved turning the lower brass disc. There are 2 circular mirrors on the reverse side fixed to a plate that can be rotated around a central pivot, the larger mirror is on a spring hinge and the smaller mirror is oblique. The manufacturer's details 'DOWN BROS LONDON' and 'PATENT' are stamped into the surface. Case missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.124.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1885-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 20.3 cm
  • Width: 3.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Ophthalmoscope
  • b) Handle

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • glass,
  • ivory,
  • lacquer,
  • silvering,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Down Bros.