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Ophthalmoscopes, Part I

The Museum of Vision has a collection of over 200 ophthalmoscopes.  Here, we have collected a few examples that required external illumination in the form of candles or lamps.

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E B Meyrowitz
Callan ophthalmoscope and case
Cased ophthalmoscope containing a pointer which indicates, upon rotating the dial, a series of numbers from 8 to 23. Scope contains 32 lenses. Peter Callan (1844-1932), designer.
L Frohnhauser
Eversbusch ophthalmoscope and case
Ophthalmoscope with removable handle and 2 lenses, in black leather case lined with red velvet and satin. Oscar Eversbusch (1853-1912), designer.
Fox Ophthalmoscope
Brass ophthalmoscope with ivory handle. Designed by Lawrence Fox (1853-1931), Director of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert & Collin
Galezowski Ophthalmoscope
Telescoping ophthalmoscope with adjustable eye piece and additional lens, manufactured in Paris. Designed by Xavier Galezowski (1832-1907).
Komoto Jujiro
Komoto Ophthalmoscope
Hand-held instrument that collapses for travel. 3 small gold rimmed lenses fit into u-shaped clip on front. There are also 2 additional large lenses used for magnification. Case is compact and has 3 Chinese characters written in gold on the lid. Scope head is a long narrow rectangle, mirror rotat
Liebreich Ophthalmoscope and case
Ophthalmoscope is unusually small. Ivory handle and three extra lenses. Comes in a small black case.
F A Hardy & Co
Loring Ophthalmoscope
Loring ophthalmoscope in black case lined with red silk. Ophthalmoscope head marked "F.A. HARDY & CO. / OPTICIANS / CHICAGO, ILL."
Loring ophthalmoscope and case
Loring Ophthalmoscope with detachable handle, in black leather case with snap, marked 'P.C. Lorenz, 353 Second Ave., New York'.

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