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Garnite green plastic eye bath

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Catalogue Number: 2327
Garnite green plastic eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Humes Ltd Melbourne
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1945
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Moorabbin, Victoria
Publisher/Manufacturer: ACI Plastics
Description Of Item: Green plastic eye bath of squat form (no foot or stem) with finger/thumb facets. Base marked 'Garnite'. 42mm W x 35mm H.
Historical Significance: The Garnite trademark was registered in 1938 by Humes Ltd of Melbourne, Australia. These eye baths were made by Australian Consolidated Industries (ACI) Plastics in Moorabbin. Ref: Eye Baths by George Sturrock, p92, Cat No 2246
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: 25.10.2013
Condition: Good; slight spotting.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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