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Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1986.7.2
Description
Spectacles made of thin wire with round glass lenses.
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Accession Number
1986.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Description
Spectacles made of thin wire with round glass lenses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. R.E. Richardson of Port Hope, Ont.; belonged to Dr. James H. Richardson (1823-1903), donor's grandfather.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 114 mm x Width 27.0 mm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See Canniff, p. 575, for biography; CD #UHN
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tinted pince-nez

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8454
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1986.7.3
Description
Dark lenses mounted onto a flexible nose piece; right lens has a small hole drilled through it, presumably for attaching a ribbon or thread.
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Accession Number
1986.7.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
Dark lenses mounted onto a flexible nose piece; right lens has a small hole drilled through it, presumably for attaching a ribbon or thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. R.E. Richardson of Port Hope, Ont.; from the home of Dr. James H. Richardson (1823-1903), donor's grandfather.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: translucent grey
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 3.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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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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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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chain for eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5921
Dates
1903
1910
circa 1903-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.295.1
Description
A round gold pin with a chain attached for eyeglasses.
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Accession Number
1969.295.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Clothing
Description
A round gold pin with a chain attached for eyeglasses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Ketcham & McDougall
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1903
1910
circa 1903-1910
Date Remarks
Dates stamped on back of pin.
Material
metal: yellow; silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on back of pin: "KETCHAM & McDOUGALL // PAT // FEB 24 '03 // APR 26 '10 // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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chain for eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5922
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.296.1
Description
Round, shiny black glass (?) pin with a chain attached for eyeglasses.
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Accession Number
1969.296.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Clothing
Description
Round, shiny black glass (?) pin with a chain attached for eyeglasses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Ketcham & McDougall
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Dates stamped on back of pin.
Material
glass (?): black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on back of pin: "KETCHAM & McDOUGALL // PATENT // FEB APR // 24 '0 26 '10 // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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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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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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vision-testing trial lens case

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Dates
1908
1910
circa 1908-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1982.5.1
Description
An optometry trial case in a wooden box with customized slots for lenses with size labels, holding 248 lenses for testing eyesight; three spectacle half-framed for inserting test lenses ranging in dates from 1908-1935; lens polishing cloths; sight testing chart, gauge for testing lens strength; ast…
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Accession Number
1982.5.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Description
An optometry trial case in a wooden box with customized slots for lenses with size labels, holding 248 lenses for testing eyesight; three spectacle half-framed for inserting test lenses ranging in dates from 1908-1935; lens polishing cloths; sight testing chart, gauge for testing lens strength; astigmatic variable prism; retinoscope; black cardboard diaphragms with white/blue and red centre; vial of homoatropic hydrochloride and cocaine hydrochloride.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously owned by Dr. J.W. Scott.
Dates
1908
1910
circa 1908-1910
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver; black; cream; grey
paper: cream; black
glass: transparent
plastic: cream
fabric: pink
ink: black; blue; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-11
Condition Remarks
#2: leatherette is peeling off case; lid is loose; #3: some contents in fragile case should be housed separately; case needs to be brushed; lenses should be returned to correct slots; should create a customized storage box (detailed condition report by Queen's University Dept. of Conservation in donor file).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments," A.S. Aloe, 1985, p. 196 (same as model #4627); CD #UHN
Research Facts
This vision test kit would have been used by an eye doctor, specifically an optometrist; an optometrist uses lenses, prisms, and vision therapy to enhance and improve visual function; also known as "oculists' trial case."
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