Wottring Troposcope, Model 45-B


A label on this instrument reads “THE / WOTTRING / TROPO-SCOPE / U.S.A. PATENT NO. 2316139 / MODEL NO. 45-B / SERIAL NO. 1045.” Le Roy Wottring (1885-1966) devised several optical instruments and assigned some of his patents to the Wottring Instrument Co. in Ohio. That firm was purchased by American Optical in 1950.

Ref: Le Roy Wottring, “Orthoptic Instrument,” U.S. Patent 2,316,139 (April 6, 1943).

Date Made: 1943-1950Patent Date: 1943-04-06

Maker: Wottring Instrument Co.

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN83545U34

Object Name: TroposcopeOther Terms: Troposcope; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall: 13 3/4 in x 17 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in; 34.925 cm x 45.4025 cm x 31.115 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-91c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_736959

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