Catalogue Number: 2726
AOSept/6th International Contact Lens Congress Key Ring and Tag
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Badges, pins
Corporation: American Optical Co.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1987
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Chrome key holder and chain with a solid enamelled tag 25 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm with the letters AO in white and SEPT in black on a white and gold hatched background on the face and the inscription 6th International Contact Lens Congress 4th - 9th October 1987 Gold Coast Queensland Australia in gold on a brown background on the reverse.
Historical Significance: Key rings and tags were provided as promotional items to registrants at the 6th International Contact Lens Congress in 1987. These congresses were organised by the Contact Lens Society of Australia and their secretary optometrist Kenneth Bell on a triennial basis and were a major source of information on contact lens research and contact lens education.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 9/11/2015
Condition: Good. Some discolouration of white background on face
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 11