Optrex eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2267
Optrex eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: St Helens Lancashire England
Publisher/Manufacturer: United Glass
Description Of Item: Blue moulded glass eye bath of simple bowl shape. Base marked 'OPTREX SAFE-GUARDS SIGHT'. 49mm W x 32mm H.
Historical Significance: The Optraex/Optrex trademark was first registered in France & England in 1931. English eye baths were made by United Glass in St Helens, Lancashire until about 1965 when they were replaced with plastic. The eye baths were made to fit, inverted, over the top of Optrex eye wash bottles. Ref: Eye Baths, George Sturrock, 2012, Millstream Books, Cat No 2246
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: May 2013
Condition: Excellent
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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