- An ophthalmoscope is used to examine the interior of an eye. The inscription on this example reads “SERIES G. No. 3544 / PATENTED / GENEVA IMPROVED / OPHTHALMOSCOPE & / RETINOSCOPE / MFGD. BY GENEVA OPTICAL CO. / CHICAGO, U.S.A.” The form was devised by Seth Alonzo Rhodes (1858-1943), an inventor and Mason who lived in the Chicago area.
- Ref: Seth A. Rhodes, “Retinoscope,” U.S. Patent 637,032 (Nov. 14, 1899), assigned to the Geneva Optical Co. of Chicago.
- Seth A. Rhodes, “Optical Instrument,” U.S. Patent 709,359 (Sept. 16, 1902).
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- Object Name
- Retinoscope, Opthalmic
- Other Terms
- Petinoscope, Opthalmic; Retinoscope, Opthalmic; Medicine
- S. A. Rhodes Manufacturing Co.
- Geneva Optical Company
- place made
- United States: Illinois, Chicago
- overall: 38 cm x 24.5 cm x 60.8 cm; 14 15/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 23 15/16 in
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- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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