Flexible Mixing Bowls for Contact Lens Moulding Material

Catalogue Number: 3854
Flexible Mixing Bowls for Contact Lens Moulding Material
Category: Historical object or artefact
Corporation: Ash Mouldings Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1960s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Crigglestone, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Ash Mouldings Ltd
Description Of Item: Black flexible bowls diameter 84 mm height 51 mm made of plastic or synthetic rubber with ASH ENGLAND embossed under the base. Temporary storage Box A
Historical Significance: These bowls were part of the equipment used to make moulds of the anterior eye for the manufacture of scleral contact lenses. Dental moulding material was mixed in the bowl prior to applying it to the anaesthetised eye. The flexibility and material of the bowl made it easier to clean after any of the mould material set.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bailey
Date Acquired: 7/10/2019
Condition: Good. Small nick in edge of one bowl
Location: Archive Room. East wall Unit 5 Cupboard

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