2006.356.1: Eye Magnet, 1951-1980

Additional Images

2006.356.1: Eye Magnet.
Image No. 2226 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

The Firle eye magnet with 4 removable tips, complete in case. 'MADE IN ENGLAND' stamped into magnetic tube and in gold lettering on case. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.356.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1951-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.7 cm
  • Height: 2.7 cm
  • Width: 8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined hinged case
  • b) Magnetic tube
  • c) Tapered tip
  • d) Tapered curved tip
  • e) Rounded tip
  • f) Flat nozzel tip

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • gold print,
  • leatherette,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Jack Melling
  • History of Use: Used to remove foreign magnetic bodies from the eye or a wound.