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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.85.1 a-b
Description
Spectacles with octagonal-shaped, biconvex lenses and gold (?) frames; straight sides with fenestrated earpieces; paper case with leather covering.
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Accession Number
1969.85.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
Spectacles with octagonal-shaped, biconvex lenses and gold (?) frames; straight sides with fenestrated earpieces; paper case with leather covering.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
glasses - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
case - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
paper: brown
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on case: "MOSES' PAT. // ELECTROGALVANIC" enclosed in a doughnut shape.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather case is hard and brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1970.7.1
Description
Spectacles with straight sidepieces; both lenses of plano-convex type; oval in shape; frame made of steel wire (homemade?); case is made of several ply of paper and painted black.
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Accession Number
1970.7.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
Spectacles with straight sidepieces; both lenses of plano-convex type; oval in shape; frame made of steel wire (homemade?); case is made of several ply of paper and painted black.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Gordon B. White, Port Colborne, Ont.; given to Dr. White by a patient.
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: grey
paper: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 17.2 cm x Width 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather case is hard and brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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non-prescription tinted eyeglasses

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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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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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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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