998.10.2: Ophthalmoscope, 1885-1930

Additional Images

998.10.2: Ophthalmoscope.
Image No. 2239 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A non-luminous ophthalmoscope with a revolving single lens disc which encases 18 lenses with supplementary four-lens quadrant attachment. 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, plus the smaller concave mirror can be rotated by its disc backing. The ophthalmoscope is marked 'CURRY & PAXTON LONDON'. Gold lettering 'CURRY & PAXTON' on lid lining. The lens held in the lid is missing. Dimensions given are for closed case.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.10.2
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1885-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 8.7 cm
  • Height: 3.1 cm
  • Width: 6.3 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Handle
  • b) Ophthalmoscope
  • c) Hinged case

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • elastic,
  • glass,
  • ivory,
  • lacquer,
  • leatherette,
  • silvering,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • unidentified coating,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Curry & Paxton
  • Owner: Mrs Joan Moore RN, BNSc, MDCM
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Joan Daphne Moore (née Witney) [1910-2013]. In 1966 she relocated to Richmond B.C. from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was on staff at the Health Care Centre for Children (Vancouver General Hospital).