Wood Bros blue glass No 51 pedestal eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2322
Wood Bros blue glass No 51 pedestal eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Wood Bros Glass Company
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Wood Bros
Description Of Item: Blue moulded glass eye bath of heavy pedestal form with ridge at top of stem, No 51 Design. Marked on the base 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and 'W' in an octagon. 45mm W x 64mm H.
Historical Significance: Wood Bros introduced the heavy pedestal design No 51 in the 1920's. The Wood Bros Glass Company was established in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England in 1828. The 'W in an octagon' mark was registered in 1881. The firm ceased trading in 1981. Ref: Eye Baths, George Sturrock, 2012, Millstream Books. Cat No 2246
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: 25.10.2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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