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96/269/1 X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, 'Footvision', wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950.. Click to enlarge.

X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, ‘Footvision’, wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950.

Designed by Watson Victor Limited, 1950.
X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, 'Footvision', wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950.
(-1) X-ray fluoroscope housed in wooden box-like cabinet with two steps leading up to an opening where the customer places their feet; metal hand rails; three padded viewing ports; control button and internal pointer. On either sides is fretwork, a stylised model of a foot. At the back is a latched opening accessing the tube.
(-2) X-ray tube.
(-X) MAAS box.

Summary

Object No.

96/269/1

Object Statement

X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, 'Footvision', wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950.

Physical Description

X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, 'Footvision', wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950.
(-1) X-ray fluoroscope housed in wooden box-like cabinet with two steps leading up to an opening where the customer places their feet; metal hand rails; three padded viewing ports; control button and internal pointer. On either sides is fretwork, a stylised model of a foot. At the back is a latched opening accessing the tube.
(-2) X-ray tube.
(-X) MAAS box.

Marks

Front circular plate, embossed in black: "MADE IN AUSTRALIA/WATVIC/WATSON VICTOR LIMITED"
Front rectangular plate, embossed in blue: "FOOTVISION"
Near controls, circular plate, engraved in black: "WATSON VICTOR LIMITED/CAUTION (in red)/ READ DIRECTIONS/CAREFULLY BEFORE/OPERATING/AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND"

Production

Notes

Manufacturer's plate on the back, specifications, engraved in black: "Watson Victor Limited (Wat Vic), Australia, New Zealand/Type 4, No. 323004, Volts 200/240/ Cycles 50, Amp 3".

History

Notes

Used in a shoe store in Windsor St., Richmond, NSW, "Smart Shoes"; possibly owned by Mr Duckett.
A shoe shop in Windsor St., Richmond, NSW, "Smart Shoes", then donated by Mr Duckett to the Radiology Collection stored in the basement of PANCH Hospital.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, supported by a bequest from Dr W R C Bennett, 1996

Acquisition Date

1 August 1996

Cite this Object

Harvard

X-ray fluoroscope, shoe fitting, 'Footvision', wood/metal/glass, Watson Victor Ltd, Australia & New Zealand, 1950. 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 August 2020, <https://ma.as/151115>

Wikipedia

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