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Bishop Harman diaphragm test apparatus

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Vision Tests
Vision
Optometry
Accession Number
1984.10.2
Description
A diaphragm apparatus mounted with handle and support piece and 22 test cards; boxed.
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Accession Number
1984.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Vision Tests
Vision
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests
Description
A diaphragm apparatus mounted with handle and support piece and 22 test cards; boxed.
Part Names
box - Length 43.2 cm x Width 11.4 x Depth 5.7 cm
apparatus - Length 41.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. C. A. McRae; used by Dr. C. A. McRae, G. P. in Thornhill, Ont. 1930s-1983.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal
Paper
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bishop Harman (1869-1945) was a London ophthalmologist; this is a device for indicating the capacity for fusing the visual images; the cards are viewed through a diaphragm that is closed slowly.
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equipment stand

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact870
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Eyes
Optometry
Physical Examination
Vision
Vision Tests
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand for Sitoptic balance has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Accession Number
994008002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Eyes
Optometry
Physical Examination
Vision
Vision Tests
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Eyes
Optometry
Physical Examination
Vision
Vision Tests
Description
Black cast-iron adjustable mobile equipment stand for Sitoptic balance has black wooden table top with one drawer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 63.5 cm. x Width 42.3 cm. x Depth 81.3 cm.
b - drawer - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 17.5 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Chiong .
Maker
Imperial Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: black
wood: black
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL OPTICAL CO. // TORONTO, CANADA // SERIAL NO. 485"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
wooden top = fair; waterstains have ruined paint in one corner; table top s/b refinished
Exhibit History
On display "Electricity and the Invisible Ray", (North Gallery Room 1013) Museum of Health Care, Oct. 2006 - 20 Feb 2016.
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ear, eye, nose and throat diagnostic kit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9566
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holder…
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Accession Number
995005029 a-n
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Ophthalmology
Vision
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Diagnosis, Eyes
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- accessories
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe
Description
Diagnostic kit, consisting of (a) a leather-covered, rectangular wooden case; the top is hinged at the back with two metal hinges; front has a simple latch with a circular button on the outside as part of the locking mechanism; inside top is satin and bottom is blue velvet over wood cut into holders for tools; (b) adjustable metal speculum; top is open; speculum is hollow; two blades, hinged and conical in shape, are adjusted by a metal screw mechanism that attaches to the top above the blade hinges by way of a metal collar; (c-e) conical, hollow, metal speculum, with a short neck extended past flare of collar; bottom tip is open, allowing sight down inside length of speculum; (f,g) circular metal mirror, attached to a thin, cylindrical metal arm and hollow cylindrical collar; (h) cylindrical light; top has glass and is convex; bottom is metal threaded with copper connector; (i) otoscope assembly: main body is a metal cylinder; one side has a lens with a concave, terraced eyepiece; minor cylinder projects from eyepiece; small glass ring projects down from cylinder in a flexible mounting; longer cylinder projects down from main piece; two engraved rings, two smaller cylinders; cylinder back is open with a light similar to (h); (j) ophthalmoscope port: rectangular, made of metal, with a cylinder mounted on top and folded over the bottom; bent metal creates a slot; (k) solid, metal depressor, consisting of a hollow cylinder attached along the bottom to a longer V-shaped piece of flat metal, the top 0.8 cm and curving down, with a blunt convex tip; (l) ophthalmoscope head: the body is composed of a rotating disc of metal, with small, circular glass lenses embedded in the disc, sandwiched between two thin discs of metal, pierced with a circular hole to allow sight through the object; the front plate has both sides cut back to allow easier turning of the embedded disc; the rear plate has an extra semicircle of metal attached to the top; a small strip of metal is attached to the back of the back plate with two screws; it runs in parallel with a metal cylinder, the bottom having a neck, then terracing twice into a single prong--to anchor to the rest of the ophthalmoscope--while the top is cut diagonally at a 60° angle and filled with a glass lens; (m) illuminator, which is a long, curved cylinder of metal with a light at one end and a single prong connection at the other; (n) battery handle, which is a hollow cylinder of leather-covered metal; threading at bottom, closing mechanism missing; top has intact metal assembly with a clip extending down one side of cylinder; above the clip, the metal cylinder is cross-hatched for grip; top of cylinder has semicircular slot and a plastic tab extending from it; centre of top has smaller, cylindrical female single-prong plug with screw for securing connection.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
b - variable speculum - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - otoscope speculum (small tip) - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - otoscope speculum (medium tip) - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
e - otoscope speculum (large tip) - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
f - laryngoscope mirror (small) - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
g - laryngoscope mirror (large) - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
h - lamp tip - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
i - otoscope assembly - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
j - ophthalmoscope part - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - depressor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
l - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
m - illuminator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
n - battery handle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Clas of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J. S & S; Klinostik
Site Made (Country)
Britain
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
plastic: ivory
metal: silver; yellow; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Embroidered letters, inside lid: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] REGD. // SUPER DIAGNOSTIC // BRITISH MADE"; (b) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (i) engraved on side: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (j) engraved on bottom: "KLINOSTIK // BRITISH MADE"; (l) engraved on front: MAY // OPHTHALMOSCOPE // Improved // J. S&S. // + [rotary dial from 20 through 0 to 20] – // WHITE X-RAY // TORONTO // MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"; engraved on back: "PAT 808 - 7 [illeg.]"; (n) engraved on top: "OFF"; engraved on the side: "KLINOSTIK [a bar over the "O"] // REGD [the "D" superscr. and underlined]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
(a) While structurally intact, the case leather is wearing away from the wood; hinges suffering from inactive corrosion; one hinge is broken; inside, satin is stained and velvet has sustained significant fungus and insect damage; (b) some wear on metal but is still functional; (c-e) some tarnishing around base; (f,g) some wear; mirrors clean; (h) wear and discolouration near plug end; (i) eyepiece intact but worn; tarnished on inside of cylinder; (j) plate is slightly worn; (k) wear on blade; some tarnish on underside; (l) slight inactive corrosion on top rim; wear on front face; rotary mechanism still functional; (m) adhesive debris stuck to arm; wear along length; significant wear two cm back from light tip; (n) leather cover peeling; inactive corrosion throughout inside; threading broken and cracked; bottom of handle missing; #2: box: dirty overall; losses to covering, especially at edges and corners; coveirng lifting at both back corners and along bottom edges; satin lining stained and worn with tide-lines and discolouration of fabric; velvet lining very dusty with major loss around the narrow end of one of the depressions on PR; pin on hinge on PR partially removed from barrel and is very rusty; pin on hinge of PL is missing; implements: minor surface dirt and accretions; major corrosion on interior of (n) with resulting loss of surface coating; screw-on end of this tool part has major losses.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog (C30)," Div. of AHSC, Canada, 1964 (c-e) similar to 31230-020; (f,g) similar to 31490-010; (i) similar to disassembled 31226; (j) similar to part of 31217-005; (l) similar to 31210; (m) similar to 31455-025; (n) similar to 31335; see also 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22
Research Facts
Museum has two similar ophthalmoscopes to (l): 1979.12.7 and 1982.5.22.
Exhibit History
McCord Museum in Montreal ("Growing Up in Montreal") from 26 Aug. 2004 to 22 June 2007; L-2004.3.
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Bon-Opto for the Eyes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2103
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
Accession Number
996001024 a-b
Description
(a) Empty short square clear glass bottle with flat sides and flattened corners; the bottom of the bottle is closed, flat and slightly convex; the top of the bottle is round and open and has a cylindrical neck and rounded lip; the front and back panels of the bottle have embossed letters; there is …
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Accession Number
996001024 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Vision
Description
(a) Empty short square clear glass bottle with flat sides and flattened corners; the bottom of the bottle is closed, flat and slightly convex; the top of the bottle is round and open and has a cylindrical neck and rounded lip; the front and back panels of the bottle have embossed letters; there is also a small metal eye cup (b), which is a small oval bowl-like piece with an open top that has higher right and left edges; the cup tapers somewhat to a closed flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Height 7.9 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
b - eye cup - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the bottle reads, "BON-OPTO // FOR // THE EYES" in raised letters; the back of the bottle has "BON-OPTO" in raised letters within an outline of the eye cup; (b) the front of the eye cup has raised letters in the metal which read, "BON-OPTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row C
Condition Remarks
(a) The glass is complete with no chips or cracks; the interior of the bottle has minor residue; the upper corner of the outside front has a small rust stain on it; (b) the metal shows minor wear only with no corrosion visible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bon-Opto active drug ingredients: chloretone, zinc sulphate, sodium chloride, boric acid, menthe poivre, camphre de menthe.
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Bon-Opto for the Eyes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2197
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
Accession Number
996001118
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Accession Number
996001118
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy, Ophthalmology
Vision
MeSH Heading
Ophthalmic Solutions
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short square clear glass bottle; short circular neck intended for cork; two paper labels on opposite sides of glass; embossed writing on glass on two other opposite sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Valmas Drug Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Bon-Opto // Bon-Opto // For // The Eyes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.1 cm.
Width
4.2 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper labels are discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bon-Opto active drug ingredients: chloretone, zinc sulphate, sodium chloride, boric acid, menthe poivre, camphre de menthe.
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Desmarres eyelid retractor

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4878
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997003025
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded dow…
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Accession Number
997003025
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- eye
Vision
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- lid
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded down in a rounded 90° angle; the outer edge of the tip is rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver; light grey
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; the handle has very small dark spots visible; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 197; similar to 997.003.026
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957
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Desmarres eyelid retractor

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
Accession Number
997003026
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded dow…
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Accession Number
997003026
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Physical Examination
Surgery
Surgery, Instrumentation
Vision
Classification
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
Vision
Physical Examination
MeSH Heading
Dilatation
Physical Examination
Ophthalmology
Diagnosis, Eyes
Surgery
Surgery, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- eye
Vision
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- lid
Description
Desmarre's eyelid retractor, which consists of a long, narrow squared handle that is tapered slightly at both ends; the operator end is squared off and closed; the other end attaches to the blade; the blade has a long, narrow rounded section that ends in a large, oval piece that has been folded down in a rounded 90° angle; the outer edge of the tip is rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Maker
Chiron
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words "CHIRON GERMANY" are stamped into the handle on one side, at the operator end.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-10
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); "Aesculap Jetter & Scheerer Surgical Instruments," Canada edition, c. 1960, p. 197 (similar to item #02-342); similar to 997.003.025
Research Facts
McPherson practised 1931–1957
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corrective eyeglasses

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11300
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Visual Aids
Classification
Optometry
Eyeglasses
Vision
Visual Aids
Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Description
One complete pair of corrective 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; eyeglass…
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Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Visual Aids
Classification
Optometry
Eyeglasses
Vision
Visual Aids
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
One complete pair of corrective 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 - case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
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
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)
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates for Testing Color Perception [optical diagnostic test book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12548
Dates
1940
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Archival, Publications
Vision
Diagnosis
Accession Number
000032001 a-c
Description
Hardbound paper covered diagnostic test book (a) with colour perception plates; each page has two plates one on top of the other; the pages fold outwards from the book in an accordian fashion; when closed the plages are contained within a folder that is created from the folds; found within are a bo…
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Accession Number
000032001 a-c
Author
Various
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Archival, Publications
Vision
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Optometry
Vision Tests -- handbooks
Vision
Diagnosis -- manuals
Description
Hardbound paper covered diagnostic test book (a) with colour perception plates; each page has two plates one on top of the other; the pages fold outwards from the book in an accordian fashion; when closed the plages are contained within a folder that is created from the folds; found within are a booklet (b) describing use of the book and other information about testing colour perception; and instruction sheet (c) describing how to properly open book and turn pages.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - diagnostic book - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 16.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - booklet - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 13.6 cm
c - instruction sheet - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 11.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg; donated via Penny Levi.
Maker
Beck Engraving Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: black, blue, cream
Inscriptions
Stamped on front cover (a): "PSEUDO-ISOCHROMATIC // PLATES // FOR TESTING // COLOR PERCEPTION // American Optical Company"; printed in booklet (b): "COLOUR BLINDNESS"; "PSEUDO-ISOCHROMATIC PLATES"; DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THE TEST"; DETECTION OF MALINGERERS"; printed on instruction sheet: "IMPORTANT // Please read instructions carefully before using book"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
(a) 2005-3
(b-c) 2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Cover of book (a) has few stains; booklet (b) slightly faded; booklet (c) has severe crease at top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
Reference Comments
Donor file
Research Facts
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg was the former director of St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital in Kingston, Ontario
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Project-O-Chart [optical projector]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11129
Dates
1941
1955
circa 1941-1955
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Vision
Classification
Optometry
Vision
Vision Tests
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
Vision
Classification
Optometry
Vision
Vision Tests
MeSH Heading
Vision Tests -- instrumentation
Vision
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
1955
circa 1941-1955
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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