Ophthalmoscope

Ophthalmoscope

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Description
Francis A. Welch (d. 1915) was a New York physician who designed a hand-held, direct illuminating ophthalmoscope, and partnered with William Noah Allyn to make and market it. The new firm, known as Welch Allyn, was located in Auburn, N.Y.; it moved to Skaneateles in 1953.
Ref: Francis A. Welch, “Ophthalmoscope,” U.S. Patent 1,166,287 (Dec. 28, 1915).
William G. Allyn, Welch Allyn: An American Success Story (1996).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ophthalmoscope
plug
maker
Welch Allyn, Inc.
Measurements
plug: 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm x 4.445 cm
scope: 67 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 172.085 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1983.0742.03
accession number
1983.0742
catalog number
1983.0742.03
Credit Line
Mrs. Marion Lund
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National Museum of American History
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