Catalogue Number: 2551
Glass pedestal eye bath
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1915
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New Jersey, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kimble Glass Company
Description Of Item: Tall moulded glass pedestal eye bath of inverted helmet shape, with 8 fluted panels around body, octagonal stem and round foot. Several bubble faults are included in the stem and foot. No marks. This shape is attributed to the Kimble Glass Company by Sturrock. H:73mm x W:47mm x D:47mm.
Historical Significance: The Kimble Glass Company of Vineland, New Jersey, specialised in supplying druggists glassware. This shape of eye bath is shown in their catalogues of 1914-1919. Ref: Eye Baths, George Sturrock, 2012, Millstream Books.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela R Sutton
Date Acquired: Dec 2014
Condition: Very good but some bubble inclusions
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18