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Title

Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

Description

Thomas Reid's portable ophthalmometer, glass and metal, in leather-covered case, c 1890s.

Thomas Reid was an ophthalmologist in Glasgow during the late 1800s. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1857 and was a pupil of the famous ophthalmologist, William Mackenzie. Reid designed this instrument to measure the curvature of the central area of the cornea. It was presented to the Royal Society of London in 1893, and the paper was communicated by Lord Kelvin.

Creator

Kelvin & James White Ltd.

Date

1890s

Identifier

2003/77.30

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 10.1 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Files

2003.77.30_thomas reid portable ophthalmometer.jpg
2003.77.30_thomas reid portable ophthalmometer 11.jpg
2003.77.30_thomas reid portable ophthalmometer 8.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kelvin & James White Ltd. , “Thomas Reid's Portable Ophthalmometer,” Heritage, accessed December 13, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/157.