Optabs squat green glass eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2373
Optabs squat green glass eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Wood Bros Glass Company
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Wood Bros Glass Company
Description Of Item: Squat green glass eye bath. Base marked 'OPHTHALMIC GLASS' and 'OPTABS' between two arrowheads. This eye bath was supplied by Wood Bros of Barnsley, Yorkshire as their eye bath design 53a. H:34mm x W:43mm.
Historical Significance: The 'Optabs' trademark was registered in November 1939 for soluble tablets to prepare fresh eye lotion. In 1970 the glass eye bath was superseded by a plastic design. The Wood Bros Glass Company was established in 1928. Ref: Sturrock, George, Eye Baths, Millstream Books, 2012
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: Feb 2014
Condition: Excellent
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 6

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