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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1972.16.2
Description
Eyeglasses with ovel-shaped, bi-convex lenses in a brass frame; thin, straight earpieces.
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Accession Number
1972.16.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Description
Eyeglasses with ovel-shaped, bi-convex lenses in a brass frame; thin, straight earpieces.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Dill Kelly; belonged to Dr. John Gray of Glasgow.
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 11.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Left lens chipped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Belonged to Dr. John Gray, who qualified at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow in 1828 and then practised in Aberdeen; brought to Canada by his son, John Gray, who immigrated to Canada ca. 1860 and settled in Coldwater; left to Mrs. Kelly by Miss Katherine Gray, John Gray's last surviving child and Mrs. Kelly's aunt.
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Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990 - 2000
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Ophthalmology
Optometry
Patient Care
Accession Number
012037002
Description
Triangular convex pink rigid plastic eye patch with black elastic cord strap; ends of cord threaded through holes in top right and left corners of patch and fastened by loosely tied knots; patch has two rows of evenly spaced round ventilation holes near top edge.
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Accession Number
012037002
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Ophthalmology
Optometry
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Eye Protective Devices
Ophthalmology
Optometry
Optometry -- instrumentation
Description
Triangular convex pink rigid plastic eye patch with black elastic cord strap; ends of cord threaded through holes in top right and left corners of patch and fastened by loosely tied knots; patch has two rows of evenly spaced round ventilation holes near top edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor, found at estate yard sale; previous owner was a nurse.
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990 - 2000
Date Remarks
Based on similar objects in collection
Material
plastic: pink
fabric: black
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Length
22.8 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Depth
1.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length when strap is outstretched
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying on ends of elastic cord, exposing rubber
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Eye Patch,” Collins, 2019. Accessed 3 August 2019.
Research Facts
Eye patches or eye shields are used to protect the eye area following injury or surgery; the holes near the top edge provide ventilation while the rigid convex shape protects the eye without applying direct pressure to the area; eye patches can also be used to obscure the eye area following traumatic damage or to improve eyesight in one or both eyes.
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frameless eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11300
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case cov…
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Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case covered in a green print fabric lined with black fabric (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - eyeglasses - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
b - incomplete eyeglasses - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - eyeglasses case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date based on object's similarity to item in an 1890s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
fabric: black, green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
The lenses of pair of eyeglasses (a) are dirty; there are several areas on each pair where chips are visible; only one pair is intact; the case is very dirty on the inside; incomplete pair of eyeglasses (b) was broken while being catalogued; the glass lenses cracked into several pieces; the remaining pieces are labeled in a mylar bag in the permanent storage location.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings, " 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 159 (similar to item 4299); CD #5.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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frameless eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6247
Dates
1914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.83.1 a-b
Description
A pair of rimless spectacles with gold-filled mounts and spring earpieces; bifocal convex lenses, oval in shape; came in a thin, soft leather case.
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Accession Number
1969.83.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
A pair of rimless spectacles with gold-filled mounts and spring earpieces; bifocal convex lenses, oval in shape; came in a thin, soft leather case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
eyeglasses - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm
case - Size: 14.3 cm x Width 6.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
J.C. Williams
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
Date Remarks
Date marked on case.
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
leather: brown
Inscriptions
On the case: "23rd 1914 J C Williams [in script] // TORONTO"; inside bridge: "FLK 1/10 12K G.F."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
Left lens is scratched; #2: leather on the case is degraded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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instruction manual for keratometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3410
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
997001139
Description
Instruction manual for an L.S. keratometer, which consists of two sheets of paper folded in half and covered with a heavy paper cover, then stapled on the fold to create a four-page booklet; the manual contains printed information and diagrams about the L.S. keratometer
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Accession Number
997001139
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Astigmatism -- diagnosis -- manuals
Optometry -- instrumentation -- manuals
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation -- manuals
Description
Instruction manual for an L.S. keratometer, which consists of two sheets of paper folded in half and covered with a heavy paper cover, then stapled on the fold to create a four-page booklet; the manual contains printed information and diagrams about the L.S. keratometer
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.X. O'Connor and Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Ellis Optical Company
Site Made (City)
Croyden
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; orange
Inscriptions
The outer front cover reads, "THE L-S . . . // KERATOMETER"; the first page reads, "THE L-S KERATOMETER // FOR THE ACCURATE DETERMINATION OF // CORNEAL ASTIGMATISM"; headings within the booklet read, "DETAILS OF MECHANISM", "DIRECTIONS FOR USE", "THE RULE", "EYEPIECE POSITION", "MIRE", "LAMPS", "LUBRICATION", "PRICES". and "ELLUS OPTICAL COMPANY, // OPTICAL WORKS, // MAYDAY ROAD, THORNTON HEATH, CROYDON, ENGLAND. // Telephone: Thornton Heath 2293 (Two lines) // Telegrams: Elopoco, Phone, Croydon. // Cables: Elopoco, Croyden"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 22.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The front cover of the manual has a large tear near the fold; the inner pages are complete and fully legible; all pages have a fold line near the middle; all printing and diagrams are fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #654; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; see keratometer, 997.001.138; CD #5
Research Facts
The manual describes the keratometer, 997.001.138
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
997001138
Description
The L.S. keratometer, which consists of a large instrument on a heavy three-sided rounded base; the base supports a long cylindrical lens that has a round eyepiece on one end and an open tapered cylindrical metal tube on the other end; the top cylindrical section also has an axis scale and a prism …
Accession Number
997001138
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Astigmatism -- diagnosis
Description
The L.S. keratometer, which consists of a large instrument on a heavy three-sided rounded base; the base supports a long cylindrical lens that has a round eyepiece on one end and an open tapered cylindrical metal tube on the other end; the top cylindrical section also has an axis scale and a prism adjusting dial (both round), as well as a round mire box; there is a long metal arm that comes out from the base; the end of this arm has an open four-sided headrest piece that has a chin rest at the bottom and a forehead pad at the top; there are five adjustment screws on the keratometer; the keratometer has a cloth-covered electric cord coming from the mire box; the metal of the base of the keratometer is painted black; the top cylindrical section swivels around
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.X. O'Connor and Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Ellis Optical Company
Site Made (City)
Croyden
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
paint: black
fabric: black; red
Inscriptions
The axis scale has the numbers "180 // 170 // 160 // 150 // 140 // 130 // 120 // 110 // 100 // 90 // 80 // 70 // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10 // 0" with increment lines and the numbers "90 // 80 // 70 // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10 // 180 // 170 // 160 // 150 // 140 // 130 // 120 // 110 // 100 // 90" with increment lines and the words "VERTICAL" and "HORIZONTAL" stamped into the metal; the prism adjusting dial has numerous numbers and the words, "WITH // AGAINST // DIOPTRES // RADIUS" stamped into the metal; another area has "EYEPIECE SETTING SCREW" stamped into the metal; the top of the keratometer reads, "The // "L.S." // Keratometer // K101176" which is stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-G2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 65.0 cm x Width 25.5 cm x Depth 45.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The paint on the keratometer base is chipped in several areas; there is no corrosion visible on the metal; the electric cord is very brittle and the cloth covering is disintegrating; the keratometer was very dirty when it arrived; #2: cord frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #653; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; see instruction manual 997.001.139
Research Facts
The keratometer was used to accurately determine corneal astigmatism
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keratometer scale

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12060
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston Penitentiary Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
007003002
Description
One piece chart of diopters and radii scale for keratometer goes with accompanying booklet 007.003.001.
Accession Number
007003002
Collection
Kingston Penitentiary Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Contact Lenses
Description
One piece chart of diopters and radii scale for keratometer goes with accompanying booklet 007.003.001.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Millhaven Penitentiary gave this item to the Penitentiary Museum and it was later transferred to the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Maker
Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Based on clothing fashions of accompanying booklet, 007.003.001.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top of the scale: "DIOPTERS AND RADII SCALE // For Keratometer".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 10
Dimension Notes
Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper shows yellowng around the perimeter.
Copy Type
Original
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lorgnette frame

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.244.7
Description
Circular tortoiseshell frame for a single lens, with an extension for a broken hinge.
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Accession Number
1969.244.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
Circular tortoiseshell frame for a single lens, with an extension for a broken hinge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Material
tortoiseshell: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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mechanical feed arc lamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10386
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
997002226
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Accession Number
997002226
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-G2-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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non-prescription tinted eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5920
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.294.1 a-c
Description
A pair of eyeglasses and case; slightly concavo-convex, dark green, oval-shaped glasses; brass (gold-plated) frames and curved earpieces.
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Accession Number
1969.294.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
A pair of eyeglasses and case; slightly concavo-convex, dark green, oval-shaped glasses; brass (gold-plated) frames and curved earpieces.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
eyeglasses - Size: Width 12.0 cm
case - Size - Length 7.0 cm
case lid
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
cardboard (?): brown
glass: translucent olive-green
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
Case lid is torn; #2: the leather case is severely degraded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
"No prescription in lens" according to J.C. Williams Co. (Oct. 6, 1981)
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1970.8.51
Description
Bakelite occluder has a handle and a round disk at one end with a small hole in the centre.
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Accession Number
1970.8.51
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Description
Bakelite occluder has a handle and a round disk at one end with a small hole in the centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Maker
Imperial
Material
plastic: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Dimension Notes
Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratched from wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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ophthalmoscope and otoscope set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6800
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1975.3.81 a-j
Description
A diagnostic set consisting of an ophthalmoscope and an otoscope; (a) is a battery handle; (b) is a screw-on bottom piece to (a) with a spring; (c) is a piece to fit on the otoscope head, which has a light bulb and a movable lens, and is attached to the otoscope head, which is not numbered (identif…
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Accession Number
1975.3.81 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
A diagnostic set consisting of an ophthalmoscope and an otoscope; (a) is a battery handle; (b) is a screw-on bottom piece to (a) with a spring; (c) is a piece to fit on the otoscope head, which has a light bulb and a movable lens, and is attached to the otoscope head, which is not numbered (identified by "?" on the accession sheet); (d) is a connecting piece to go between the green extension cord and the ophthalmoscope/otoscope heads; (e) is a green extension cord that plugs into the top of (a); (f) is a medium-sized speculum; (g) is a small speculum; (h) is a large speculum; (i) is an ophthalmoscope head with light, 24 lenses--+0.5 to +20, -1 to -20--on disc with knurled edge; (j) is a sturdy black leather case with blue velvet lining, and has compartments, a locking device, and no hinges.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - battery head - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - battery head bottom - Size: Diam. 3.7 cm
c - piece with otoscope head
d - connecting piece
e - extension cord - Size: Length 177.0 cm
f - medium-size speculum - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
g - small-size speculum - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
h -large-size speculum - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
i - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 8.25 cm x Width 4.45 cm
j - case - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Maker
May
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: silver
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
"MAY OPHTHALMOSCOP"; logo: left and right pointing half-triangles with rounded third side; looks like two eyes facing one another; "D.R.G.M."; "18222" on light in ophthalmoscope head; "18551" and "MADE IN GERMANY" with the logo on otoscope head; "MADE IN GERMANY" on battery handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
Complete; screw to hold head onto battery handle is broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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optical projector

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11129
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
000048001 a-d
Description
A "Project-O-Chart" projector consisting of the projector (a) which is on a stand with a heavy, round, black, metal, base and a metal pole extending up from the centre; at the top is the projector which is has a silver cylinder extending from it; the projector has knobs for adjusting the angle of t…
Accession Number
000048001 a-d
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Description
A "Project-O-Chart" projector consisting of the projector (a) which is on a stand with a heavy, round, black, metal, base and a metal pole extending up from the centre; at the top is the projector which is has a silver cylinder extending from it; the projector has knobs for adjusting the angle of the projector; there is also a removable slide holder (b) which is a flat rectangular piece of black metal with an empty square window in the centre with another window which is half red and half green beside it; on each end of the slide holder is a removable silver knob (c,d); one of the knobs must be removed in order to insert or remove the slide holder; there is a power cord extending out from the base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - projector - Length 56.0 cm x Width 34.5 cm x Depth 115.0 cm
b - slide holder - Length 15.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
c-d - knobs - Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by the Rideau Regional Centre in Smith Falls, Ontario, after 1954.
Maker
American Optical Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
This product was introduced in 1941.
Material
metal: black, silver
glass: red, green, clear
Inscriptions
"PROJECT-O-CHART // WATTS 50 25 VOLTS // American Optical Company // Instrument Division // MODEL // 1217 // MADE IN U.S.A. /// U.S. DES. PAT. 149, 995 // SERIAL // W9763" printed on a label on the back of the projector "Community // and Social // Services // 02148 AC" printed on a sticker on the pole
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-2
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear and staining on the stand.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Internet: GoAntiques.com"
"Internet: We Helped Make America a Nation With Vision"
Research Facts
Used to project eye test charts.
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optical tinted lens samples

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5863
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.244.3 a-e
Description
Clafskin leather rectangular case with brown metal snaps holds four "Tone-Lite" size 0 to size 3 tinted lenses in a fold-over leather case; inside the case are four pockets to hold the lenses with a piece of plastic stiffener possibly made from bakelite or celluoid runs the width of the case; manuf…
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Accession Number
1969.244.3 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Optometry
Description
Clafskin leather rectangular case with brown metal snaps holds four "Tone-Lite" size 0 to size 3 tinted lenses in a fold-over leather case; inside the case are four pockets to hold the lenses with a piece of plastic stiffener possibly made from bakelite or celluoid runs the width of the case; manufacturer stamp on outside of case and same in gold foil applied seal inside; round dome shaped lense begin wiht clear glass and each lense has a progressively darker brown tint.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a -d lens: Diam. 4.1 cm
e - case: Length 17.8 cm x Width 4.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Tone Lite
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
leather: brown
glass: clear
plastic: cream
ink: gold, white, black
paper: gold
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On decal inside the case reads, "IMPERIAL // TONE LITE [in the rays from a lighthouse image] // LENSES // ABSORB // HARMFUL RAYS"; on lenses: "TONE-LITE 0 // 1 // 2 // 3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Case flap is ripped; lenses in good condition; plastic strip requires cleaning
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Off-site for conservation at Queen’s University Masters of Art Conservation School, Sept – Dec 2018.
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Optical trial eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8195
Dates
1908
1911
circa 1908-1911
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1982.12.1 a-r
Description
Twelve pairs of spectacles with earpieces, 4 pairs pince nez, all stored in a special box with straps to hold the spectacles; lined with velvet and covered with imitation leather; snap fasteners.
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Accession Number
1982.12.1 a-r
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
Twelve pairs of spectacles with earpieces, 4 pairs pince nez, all stored in a special box with straps to hold the spectacles; lined with velvet and covered with imitation leather; snap fasteners.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
box - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, from his father's effects.
Maker
Alumic
Dates
1908
1911
circa 1908-1911
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
imitation leather: black
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"Alumic" stamped on nosepiece; "Platma" marked on one pair; on snap fastener on box: "C.F. Co. U.S.F."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Condition Remarks
A lens missing in one of the pairs of pince nez; two pince nez have nosepiece missing and are broken in half.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for testing interpupillar distance.
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Optical trial eyeglasses

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Dates
1908
1911
circa 1908-1911
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1982.7.1 a-m
Description
A long, narrow case covered in black fabric and lined with velvet containing 10 pairs of spectacles for ascertaining the size of eyeglasses suitable for the patient; rimless, pince-nez type with gold-coloured metal nosepieces; a paper label inside lid gives sizing information.
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Accession Number
1982.7.1 a-m
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
A long, narrow case covered in black fabric and lined with velvet containing 10 pairs of spectacles for ascertaining the size of eyeglasses suitable for the patient; rimless, pince-nez type with gold-coloured metal nosepieces; a paper label inside lid gives sizing information.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
case - Size: Length 28.5 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott, from the effects of his father.
Maker
Consolidated Optical Co., Ltd.
Dates
1908
1911
circa 1908-1911
Material
fabric: black; brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: a logo: "CONSOL // THE MARK OF // QUALITY"; below this, "EYEGLASSES" followed by 12 lines of measurements, with additional hand-printed information; then, "Dimensions based on 0 eye // "Consol" Specialities // Consol Frames // Sta zon Eyeglasses // Velcote Temples // Consolidated [cursive] // OPTICAL COMPANY // LIMITED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Condition Remarks
Lid and closing fold detached; #2: the lid has come off the case.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photocopy of label; CD #UHN
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optical trial eyeglasses

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1987.1.1 a-ac
Description
A fabric-covered wooden tray lined with felt, fitted to accomodate 28 plastic (?) lens frames, with a tab at each side to facilitate removal from the set of which it was part (which is absent); the frames have glass lenses and are all numbered with either a metal tag or a metal-rimmed card label; t…
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Accession Number
1987.1.1 a-ac
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
A fabric-covered wooden tray lined with felt, fitted to accomodate 28 plastic (?) lens frames, with a tab at each side to facilitate removal from the set of which it was part (which is absent); the frames have glass lenses and are all numbered with either a metal tag or a metal-rimmed card label; two loose labels.
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
tray - Size: Length 25.7 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter; used by his father, Stuart Porter, a jeweller in Dundalk, Ontario, ca. 1925-1939.
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
fabric: black; green
plastic (?): black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Condition Remarks
The box or case the tray fits into is missing; frame "U" has no lenses; #2: the tray is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
In small communities where there was no optometrist, it was not unusual for jewellers to fit eyeglasses.
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1982.21.4
Description
A length of wood with the numbers 1 through 62 printed on it in green ink; a movable piece of wood has a "reading" chart and numerals printed on paper and pasted on the "rider"; fixed at the opposite end of the stick is a magnifying glass stapled into a pressed cardboard frame.
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Accession Number
1982.21.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
A length of wood with the numbers 1 through 62 printed on it in green ink; a movable piece of wood has a "reading" chart and numerals printed on paper and pasted on the "rider"; fixed at the opposite end of the stick is a magnifying glass stapled into a pressed cardboard frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.; source: Dr. L. Cherkas, M.O.H., Peel Regional Health Unit, Brampton, Ont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
ink: green
wood: brown
metal: grey
glass: clear
cardboard: black
paper: beige
Inscriptions
The numbers 1 through 62, with gradient marks.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by Elisabeth Bennion, London, 1979, p. 150; CD #UHN
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Dates
1925
1950
1925-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1987.1.2 a-c
Description
Optometer (a) with a wooden handle, metal eyepiece, sliding visual test chart mounted on a calibrated wooden rod; accompanied by a pink card (b), printed and calibrated, two pieces that interlock at the temple; a blank form (c) for ordering corrective lenses based on tests and measurements made usi…
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Accession Number
1987.1.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
Optometer (a) with a wooden handle, metal eyepiece, sliding visual test chart mounted on a calibrated wooden rod; accompanied by a pink card (b), printed and calibrated, two pieces that interlock at the temple; a blank form (c) for ordering corrective lenses based on tests and measurements made using (a) and (b).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - optometer - Size: Length 33.5 cm
b - eye measure - Size: Length 15.0 cm
c - order form - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter; used by his grandfather, James Mason, in Listowel.
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1925
1950
1925-1950
Material
paper; pink; yellow
wood: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Condition Remarks
Worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
It was illegal for optometrists to use optometers after 1919, but they were frequently given away by mail order companies with the spectacle order forms.
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Perfection trial frame

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Dates
1913
circa 1913
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.244.2
Description
Double, divided trial frames calibrated for widths of centres, facial breadths, and height of bridges.
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Accession Number
1969.244.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Optometry
Description
Double, divided trial frames calibrated for widths of centres, facial breadths, and height of bridges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
American Optical Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1913
circa 1913
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Calibration lines and numbers around eyepieces and frame; on one side of the bridge is printed "TEMPLE"; on the other side is "PUPIL";
engraved along bar: "American Optical Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Dimension Notes
Length 10.8 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Maw & Sons catalogue, 1913, p. 105 (identical to item #0978); also see Down's catalogue for 1901; CD #UHN
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