Clear glass pedestal eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2422
Clear glass pedestal eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Designer/inventor: Crystal Glass Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1925
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Crystal Glass Ltd
Description Of Item: Clear moulded glass eye bath of pedestal form. Bowl flutings topped with triangular peaks. Sturrock refers to this as a honeycomb pattern. No markings. 40mm W x 60mm H.
Historical Significance: Crystal Glass Ltd was founded in 1914 in Sydney and manufactured a wide range of blown and pressed glass articles. In the 1920's Crystal Glass Ltd amalgamated with the Australian Glass Manufacturing Company of Melbourne and became known as Crown Crystal Glass. In 1963 this company became part of Australian Consolidated Industries (ACI). Ref: Eye Baths by George Sturrock, p18-19, 2012,Millstream Books. Cat No 2246
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: May 2014
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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