Restored Antique Brass and Iron Universal Ophthalmometer for Optician / Eye Dr For Sale
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Restored Antique Brass and Iron Universal Ophthalmometer for Optician / Eye Dr

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This antique universal ophthalmometer eye exam machine by General Optical Company was used by an eye doctor over 100 years ago for examining a person’s eyes. An ophthalmometer is an instrument to measure the size of a reflected image on the convex surface of the cornea and lens of the eye. It can thus deliver a primary index of a patient's astigmatism or other corneal irregularities. A very heavy piece of equipment measuring made of cast iron and brass components with knobs that adjust various parts and apparatuses on the machine. The maker’s name is printed in the casting on the side and it reads: “General Optical Company”. Measures just about 20 inches high x 25 inches long x 14 inches wide, and on the numbered plate with the pointers it also reads: “Pat. OCT. 24 1911”. The side panels light up.

Details

  • Creator
    General Optical Company (Manufacturer)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x W 25 in. x D 14 in.H 50.8 cm x W 63.5 cm x D 35.56 cm
  • Seller Location
    Miami Beach, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    RRmWXE
  • Reference Number
    LU194636039333
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