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Squat aluminium Glyco-Thymoline Eye Bath

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Catalogue Number: 2429
Squat aluminium Glyco-Thymoline Eye Bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Kress & Owen Company
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kress & Owen Company
Description Of Item: Squat aluminium eye bath with rolled rim. Base inscribed: 'GLYCO-THYMOLINE EYE BATH'. W:39mm x H:27mm
Historical Significance: Glyco-Thymoline was developed as a mouthwash by pharmacists Samuel Owen and Oscar Kress in the 1890's. Throughout the twentieth century it was promoted widely to treat mouth and skin irritations. For an eyewash, 10 to 30 drops of Glyco-Thymoline were diluted in warm water in the eye bath. Ref: Sturrock, Eye Baths, Millstream Books, 2012
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: June 2014
Condition: Fair;stained
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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