Optrex amber plastic eye bath

Catalogue Number: 2505
Optrex amber plastic eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Description Of Item: Amber moulded plastic eye bath of simple bowl shape. Base marked 'OPTREX 6 REGD DESIGN No 769870'. 48mmW x 34mmH x 32mmD.
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 blue plastic. The amber colour was introduced in the mid 1970's. 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 R Sutton
Date Acquired: Nov 2014
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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