Collection of glass ocular prostheses

Catalogue Number: 3416
Collection of glass ocular prostheses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Artificial eyes, facial prosthesis
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20th Century
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Seven glass ocular prostheses or artificial eyes, three of which are in plastic envelopes with labels. (a) 'Old type 'shell' eye made about 1900'. W:27 x H:25 x D: 18 mm. (b) ''New' Snellen 'Reform' eye made about 1920' W:27 x H:21 x D:18 mm. (c) 'For temporary use immediately after removal of eyeball' clear glass with central fenestration. W:20 x H:18 x D:12 mm. Plus four other examples.
Historical Significance: The labels date from a previous display mounted before 1989. Ref: Prince, J H: Ocular Prosthesis, E & S Livingstone Ltd, Edinburgh, 1946, Cat No 2295
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: Each prosthesis very good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 6

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