Catalogue Number: 2031
Barnes-Hind Soft Mate Thermal DisinfectionUnit
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Description Of Item: Electric disinfecting unit for heat disinfection of soft contact lenses. Fawn & brown plastic. Rear includes instructions and'BARNES-HIND/ SOFT MATE THERMAL DISINFECTION UNIT/ Distributed by Barnes-Hind Pharmaceuticals Inc. Sunnyvale CA 94086 Made in USA/ Patents Pending/ 240VAC 50HZ 30W 14-6111/ SER NO 054785'. 11.8cm W x 7.3cm D x 4.2cm 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
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5