Catalogue Number: 2030
Bausch & Lomb Aseptron Thermal Disinfecting Unit II
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Designer/inventor: Bausch & Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Belgium
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb
Description Of Item: Electric disinfecting unit for heat disinfection of soft contact lenses. White plastic unit with silver label and blue print 'BAUSCH & LOMB DISINFECTING UNIT II'. Underside has instructions & 'BAUSCH & LOMB SOFLENS DIVISION/ MADE IN BELGIUM/ ASEPTRON/ CAT No 14-04-98/ 240V AC 50/60 Hz 23 WATTS/ SERIAL No V1030153'. 11.4cm W x 7.8cm D x 3.7cm 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