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diagnostic set: ophthalmoscope & retinoscope & corneascope & case
OPTOMETRIC INSTRUMENTS
ophthalmoscope; retinoscope; corneascope
Gowllands Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Surrey, Croydon
Post 1931
metal; glass; wood; leather; velvet; silk
overall (case): 197 mm x 115 mm

Ophthalmoscope. Black-covered narrow cylindrical battery handle with chrome cap. White plastic sliding on-off switch. Improved May Ophthalmoscope head, round with prism. Also a retinoscope head with obliquely-mounted round perforated mirror and sliding control. Also a self-luminous corneascope head in chrome. Contained in black compartmentalised D-shaped case with friction catch and purple velvet and silk lining. Ivorine plate in base of case warning of risk of battery corrosion.


2021.28

Gift of Mr Barry Covill, 2020



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