Contact Lens Dispensing Kit

Catalogue Number: 3440
Contact Lens Dispensing Kit
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Contact lens equipment
Corporation: Smith and Nephew Australia
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Finewood Products
Description Of Item: Blue laminate covered box 335 x 335 x 145 mm with spring hinged lid secured by a chromed catch on the front edge and separate drawer. Lid has a black plastic carry handle secured in metal clamps. Drawer, 310 x 305 x 80 mm, has a round chromed knob and is secured by spring loaded ball catch. Contact lens fitting data is printed on a sheet fixed to the underside of the lid. Beneath the lid is a white plastic insert with recesses for, and containing, tweezers, a vial opener, trial contact lens cases (Cat. Nos. 2619 and 3441), two contact lens cases in use and two lens rinsing containers. The drawer contains further trial lenses.
Historical Significance: As an introduction to the Australian market Smith and Nephew offered kits of this type to promote the use of the company's lenses. Both rigid and oft lens trial sets were supplied.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 20/11/2017
Condition: Good. Some rusting of metal parts.
Location: Archive store room

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