Catalogue Number: 2032
Alcon Microtherm Thermal Disinfection Unit
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories Inc
Description Of Item: Electric disinfecting unit for heat disinfection of soft contact lenses. Brown plastic. Front: 'MicroTherm/ INT 183'. Rear includes instructions and 'Microtherm Disinfector/ For Use With All Hydrophilic Soft Contact Lenses/ Rating 240 V AC 50 Hz/ Consumption 4.5 Watts/Patent Pending Made in USA/ Alcon/ Alcon Laboratories Inc/ Fort Worth Texas USA/ INT0983'. 4.5cm W x 9.8cm D x 4.6cm H (excludes lead).
Historical Significance: Heat disinfection was used for soft contact lenses in the 1970s & 1980s.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: 11.10.2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5