Blue glass reservoir eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2270
Blue glass reservoir eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany
Description Of Item: Blue glass moulded eye bath of reservoir form. Globular lower chamber connected to upper chamber with asymmetric oval upper margin. This shape is to allow a snug fit of the eye bath rim to the eyelids. Base impressed 'FOREIGN'. 41mm W x 58mm H.
Historical Significance: Ref: Eye Baths, George Sturrock, 2012, Millstream Books p72 & 159. Cat No 2246. 'Foreign' was found on pressed glass wares imported into Britain from Germany during the inter-war period.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: May 2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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