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Wolfe Scleral Tonometer Model D
The Illinois College of Optometry
North America: USA, Illinois, Chicago
metal; chrome, wood; leather; velvet
overall (case): 30 mm x 143 mm x 75 mm; overall (instrument): 111 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm

Tonometer (Patent pending). White metal and chrome. Comprises plunger with fenestrated footplate, sliding textured grip and round spring-scale dial. Also a fixed glass calibration button (test plate) in the case. Contained in black leather-covered wooden hinged case with white metal sliding catch and dark red velvet lining.


Gift of Mr Ian McAllister, 2013

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