Catalogue Number: 3925
Contamac Contact Lens Basecurve Polishing Cups
Sub-Category: Contact lens equipment
Corporation: Contamac Ltd.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Publisher/Manufacturer: Contamac Ltd.
Description Of Item: Snaplock plastic bag 157 mm x 104 mm with label affixed bearing the words 'CONTAMAC', a company logo and address and contact details in blue and typewritten details of the contents: C-22 Black Mould Basecurve Pol. Cups/ Unit No 31516/Lot 98B 93/ Qty 3/ MCUP/BLACK/ /22/CUP/ / containing two black plastic cups with clawed edges and a recess for a semifinished contact lens. Dimensions 10 mm diam x 8 mm high.
Historical Significance: Contamac Ltd. was founded in 1987 by John McGregor as a manufacturer of contact lens and intraocular lens materials - polymers, buttons, machining parts, and distributor of patient contact lens accessories. It remains as one of the main sources of contact lens and IOL materials with manufacturing sites in the USA and China.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Workman
Date Acquired: 20-4-2019
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5