The less common long handled version of the Liebreich ophthalmoscope with a metal mirror dating to circa 1860.
In addition to the extended handle length, these early models had a polished metal mirror rather than the glass ones which became ubiquitous after 1870. The five smaller lenses are stored vertically and the remaining two indirect lenses lie flat within the case.
Otherwise it shows the typical configuration of the Liebreich model with the detachable convex lenses of variable focal legth held in a hinged frame allowing them to be swung in front of the viewing aperture. The fitted velvet and silk lined case is made from embossed Morrocan leather with a linear grain and a central decorative motif on the lid.
- From the Phisick collection