Catalogue Number: 3434
Boston Lens Cleaning Polish and Manual Polishing Machine
Sub-Category: Contact lens equipment
Corporation: Polymer Technology Corporation
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: post 1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Wilmington, MA, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Polymer Technology Corporation
Description Of Item: Clear plastic box, 140 x 135 x 40 mm, with clip-on lid. Lid is imprinted with the product name as in the title above and the contents of the box and a red strip imprinted For Professional Use Only. The underside of the lid contains the instructions for use. box contains a white plastic bottle of cleaning polish (60 ml) and a foam plastic insert holding a brown annular clamp arrangement with a knurled knob adjuster with a white velveteen cloth cleaning pad held within the clamp. A green rubber suction holder with detachable end-piece is in a slot recess at the top of the foam insert.
Historical Significance: A item which provided a means of cleaning deposits from rigid corneal lenses built up due to inadequate patient cleaning.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: 26/10/2017
Condition: Good. Small break in foam insert
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5