993.125.1: Ophthalmoscope, 1885-1930

Additional Images

993.125.1: Ophthalmoscope. Chain-of-lenses
Image No. 2185 Chain-of-lenses; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A Morton's non-luminous ophthalmoscope with a chain-of-lenses; a revolving disc at the top which contains 4 inset lenses and encases 29 other lenses which are adjusted by the lower brass disc. The middle disk indicates the strength of the lens in the sight-hole. On the reverse side are 2 circular mirrors [flat and concave], which are fixed to a plate that can be rotated around a central pivot. The base of the ivory and brass screw-on handle rotates to test colour vision. The ophthalmoscope is marked 'MORTON'S OPHTHALMOSCOPE CURRY & PAXTON LONDON'. Case missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.125.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1885-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 20.7 cm
  • Width: 3.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Ophthalmoscope
  • b) Handle

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • coating,
  • glass,
  • ivory,
  • lacquer,
  • plastic,
  • silvering,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Curry & Paxton