Clear glass eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2390
Clear glass eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Thuringia, Germany
Description Of Item: Clear glass eye bath of bowl form on conical foot. Thick walled bowl with cut and polished lip. Fine horizontal lines around the outside of the bowl. Mould seams evident at sides of bowl and foot. Base impressed with numeral '3'. Dimensions: 42mm W x 50mm W.
Historical Significance: Sturrock (Eye Baths, 2012, Millstream Books) attributes this form of eye bath to any of several factories near Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany in the first half of the 20th Century.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: March 2014
Condition: Excellent
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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