Catalogue Number: 2430
'John Bull' heavy clear glass pedestal eye bath
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Leo Nussbaum
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Marion, Indiana, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Canton Glass
Description Of Item: Heavy clear glass pedestal eye bath with facetted baluster stem and turned in bowl lip. Base impressed 'PAT. AUG. 14 1917 1236597. TRADE MARK 'JOHN BULL' REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.' W:42mm x H:68mm.
Historical Significance: The Canton Glass company was founded in 1883 in Canton, Ohio. After a fire in 1890 the firm moved to Marion, Indiana. The US Patent 1236597 was granted to Leo Nussbaum, a principal of Canton Glass, on August 14, 1917. The 'John Bull' trademark was registered in 1927. Ref: Sturrock, Eye Baths, Millstream Books, 2012.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: June 2014
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18