Armstrong clear glass pedestal eye bath

Catalogue Number: 3312
Armstrong clear glass pedestal eye bath
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Eye baths, bottles, jars
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Milville, New Jersey, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Armstrong Cork Company
Description Of Item: Clear glass eye bath of pedestal form, oval shaped cup with ridged vertical divisions and two rings. Short eight facetted stem above round foot. Under base moulded '44/ 20/ U.S.A.' and a letter 'A' in a circle. 55mm H x 40mmW.
Historical Significance: The letter A in a circle was a trademark of the Armstrong Cork Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was probably not used on glassware until 1938 when Armstrong bought The Whitall Tatum Glass Company in Milville, New Jersey. Ref: Sturrock, George: Eyebaths, an illustrated survey, Millstream Books, 2012, p16, Cat # 2246
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: May 2017
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 18

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