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Title

Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

Description

Beale self-illuminating ophthalmoscope, in wooden case, c 1860s-c 1880s.

This self-illuminating ophthalmoscope dates from the late 19th century and was invented by Lionel Beale, a British physician working in London. The ophthalmoscope was illuminated by a flame, kept alight by a spirit burner contained within the stand of the instrument.

Creator

Lionel Beale, manufactured by Hawksley of London

Date

c. 1860-1880s

Identifier

2003/77.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Brass, Glass, Wood.

Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 31 cm

Materials

Brass, Glass, Wood.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Lionel Beale, manufactured by Hawksley of London, “Beale's Self-Illuminating Ophthalmoscope,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/163.