A mid-19th century artificial eye for demonstrating nearsightedness and farsightedness. Probably German or French. An identical instrument is shown on p. 64 of Pierre Marly’s LES LUNETTES ,Paris, 1980. At the back of the wooden ( possibly walnut) “eye ball” is a brass tube, ending in a frosted-glass retina, that can be extended or retracted. On the the front there are two lenses in pivoting frames , one convex ,the other concave. The stand is cast iron.
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